Blazing backpacks Batman, Rasmussen's got Sestak out in front?

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    After the landslide victory of Sestak over veteran recent-Democratic convert Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary, I haven't paid much attention to the numbers on the general election.

    To my Pennsylvania contemporaries (or anyone else for that matter) - Do you get like 600 banner ads for Pat Toomey on USMB? Before the primary it had Specter in black and white and looking old and decrepit, next to the bright shining young (albiet alfalfa-lookin) star Pat Toomey. Now of course it's Sestak v Toomey ads favoring Toomey.

    Out of curiosity from seeing these ads, I just checked out the RCP average in the race... And the most recent poll, which happens to be Rasmussen... Has Sestak out front by 4 points!

    OK love it or hate it, we all know Rasmussen consistently has a more Republican forecast than any of the other polls, even Fox. And they NEVER gave Specter the edge in the Specter v Toomey realm. But now they have Sestak out front, and not by a hair but by 4 points? Could Sestak actually win this thing?

    Thoughts?
     
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    Usually after a upset over the incumbent, you should get a jump in the polls. Long time between now and November, but if he keeps his name in the news, like the accusations against Obama, he should win. He'll make Obama's life hell but...
     
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    Toomey lost the last time, he should lose again, my guess. Rasmussen is off the wall, I'm beginning to think they are in cahoots with the Fox spinners, unaware and unbalanced. I was listening to a republican senator the other day say things that were completely untrue, but he said them with such sincerity who could doubt him. It is as if you just say things that favor your point of view, and conservative MSM displays them and soon nonsense becomes sense. Where have you gone, Walter Cronkite, the nation turns....

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    I have seen that go unchecked on both sides of the aisle. It really is sad. A media with no agenda would be welcome.... but I fear we are so skeptical now, we may not believe it if it actually existed.
     
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    Pennsylvania has always been a tough state for Republicans to win. This scandal is really just unfolding.... It's a long way until November.........
     
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    Pennsylvania's purple. Whatever. Neither Toomey nor Sestak would ever stick up for white people, so they can both go fuck themselves as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I bet Obama is still pissed.
     
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    Think so? Regardless of his original intentions, I can't imagine he'd be upset if a winner replaced an almost certain loser.
     
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    Can Sestak vote from prison?
     

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