Conservative primary challenger Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyDunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel GOP senators push for quick, partial reopening of economy NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show MORE is leading Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) by over 20% in a new Rasmussen poll.

51% of Pennsylvania Republicans prefer Toomey, compared to 30% who chose Specter.

Specter's approval rating stands at just 42%, with 55% disapproving. That is horrible news for Specter, who has been in the Senate for almost 30 years.

More from Rasmussen:
In another sign that could be troubling for Specter, the current poll finds that 79% of Pennsylvania Republicans have a favorable opinion of the "Tea Party" protests against big government spending and higher taxes held across the nation last week. Thirty percent (30%) know someone personally who took part. Overall, 82% of Pennsylvania Republicans say that the federal government has too much money and too much power. Just four percent (4%) say it has too little.

Specter leads Toomey by just eight points among moderate Republicans statewide, but Toomey holds a solid advantage among conservative Republicans.