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2008 Pennsylvania Polls
Primary Polls
Last Updated on December 14, 2008
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
President McCain 43% Obama 52% other 3% SurveyUSA 10/31-11/3/08 3.9%
McCain 41.4% Obama 51.2% Zogby International 10/31-11/3/08 4.1%
McCain 42% Obama 52% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 10/27-11/2/08 2.5%
McCain 45% Obama 53% Public Policy Polling 10/31-11/2/08 2.5%
McCain 44% Obama 51% other 2% Strategic Vision (R) 10/31-11/2/08 3%
McCain 46% Obama 52% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/29-11/2/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 53.7% Zogby International 10/30-11/2/08 4.1%
McCain 45% Obama 52% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/28-11/1/08 4%
McCain 46% Obama 52% other 1% Rasmussen Reports 11/1/08 4.5%
McCain 44% Obama 51% other 2% SurveyUSA 10/29-31/08 3.8%
McCain 45% Obama 51% other <1% American Research Group 10/29-31/08 4%
McCain 44% Obama 52% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/27-31/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 53% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/26-30/08 4%
McCain 47% Obama 51% other 1% Rasmussen Reports 10/30/08 4.5%
McCain 44% Obama 49% other 2% Strategic Vision (R) 10/27-29/08 3%
McCain 41% Obama 54% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/25-29/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 55% other <1% Opinion Research 10/23-28/08 3.5% LV
McCain 41% Obama 53% Barr (L) 2%
Nader (I) 3%
other <1%
McCain 41% Obama 56% other <1% 3.2% RV
McCain 39% Obama 53% Barr 2%
Nader 4%
other <1%
McCain 43% Obama 47% Mason-Dixon 10/27-28/08 4%
McCain 42% Obama 53% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/24-28/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 52% other 1% Marist College 10/26-27/08 3.5% RV
McCain 41% Obama 55% other <1% 4% LV
McCain 41% Obama 53% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/23-27/08 4%
McCain 46% Obama 53% other 1% Rasmussen Reports 10/27/08 4.5%
McCain 41% Obama 53% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 10/22-26/08 2.8%
McCain 40% Obama 52% Barr 1% AP / GfK 10/22-26/08 4%
Nader 1%
McCain 40% Obama 53% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/22-26/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 50% Temple Univ. 10/20-26/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 52% w/ Lean
McCain 40% Obama 53% other 2% Franklin & Marshall College 10/21-26/08 4.2% LV
McCain 39% Obama 51% other 2% 3.5% RV
McCain 41% Obama 53% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/23-25/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 52% other 1% Muhlenberg College 10/20-24/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 52% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/19-23/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 50% other 2% Strategic Vision (R) 10/20-22/08 2.8%
McCain 41.5% Obama 51.9% other 1.2% Big Ten Battleground Poll 10/19-22/08 4.1%
McCain 41% Obama 53% other 4% SurveyUSA 10/21-22/08 4%
McCain 42% Obama 52% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/18-22/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 53% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 10/16-21/08 2.6%
McCain 41% Obama 52% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/17-21/08 4%
McCain 42% Obama 52% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/16-20/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 51% All State / National Journal 10/16-20/08 4.8%
McCain 41% Obama 53% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/15-19/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 48% Nader 2% Susquehanna Polling & Research 10/16-18/08 3.7%
Barr 1%
McCain 40% Obama 52% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/14-18/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 52% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/13-17/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 53% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/12-16/08 4%
McCain 37% Obama 53% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/11-15/08 4%
McCain 38% Obama 52% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/10-14/08 4%
McCain 40.2% Obama 51.6% Zogby Interactive 10/9-13/08 3.7%
McCain 40% Obama 55% other 4% SurveyUSA 10/11-13/08 4.4%
McCain 38% Obama 51% other 4% Muhlenberg College 10/9-13/08 4%
McCain 38% Obama 51% other 4% Muhlenberg College 10/8-12/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 51% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/7-11/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 52% other 2% Muhlenberg College 10/6-10/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 50% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/5-9/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 49% other 1% Marist College 10/5-8/08 3.2% RV
McCain 41% Obama 53% other <1% 3.6% LV
McCain 38% Obama 51% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/4-8/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 54% other 2% Strategic Vision (R) 10/5-7/08 3%
McCain 38% Obama 50% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/3-7/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 55% other 3% SurveyUSA 10/5-6/08 3.9%
McCain 38% Obama 48% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/2-6/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 54% other 1% Rasmussen Reports 10/6/08 4.5%
McCain 42% Obama 52.3% West Chester Univ. 10/3-6/08 4.4%
McCain 38% Obama 49% other 3% Muhlenberg College 10/1-5/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 50% other 3% Muhlenberg College 9/30-10/4/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 51% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/29-10/3/08 4%
McCain 40% Obama 50% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/28-10/2/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 50% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/27-10/1/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 48% other 3% Muhlenberg College 9/26-30/08 4%
McCain 39% Obama 54% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 9/27-29/08 3.4%
McCain 41% Obama 49% other 3% Muhlenberg College 9/25-29/08 4%
McCain 38% Obama 45% other 2% Franklin & Marshall College 9/23-28/08 3.5% LV
McCain 43% Obama 48% other 1% w/ Lean
McCain 42% Obama 49% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/24-28/08 4%
McCain 42% Obama 50% Nader 3% Rasmussen Reports 9/28/08 4.5%
Barr 2%
McCain 42% Obama 48% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/23-27/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 49% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 9/22-26/08 2.9%
McCain 42% Obama 47% other 2% Muhlenberg College 9/22-25/08 4%
McCain 44% Obama 50% other 4% SurveyUSA 9/23-24/08 3%
McCain 43% Obama 47% Muhlenberg College 9/21-24/08 4.1%
McCain 46% Obama 47% other 2% Strategic Vision (R) 9/21-23/08 3%
McCain 45% Obama 49% other 1% Rasmussen Reports 9/23/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 51% Nader 3% Opinion Research 9/21-23/08 3.6% LV
Barr 1%
other <1%
McCain 44% Obama 53% other <1%
McCain 42% Obama 51% Nader 3% 3.2% RV
Barr 1%
other 1%
McCain 43% Obama 52% other 1%
McCain 46% Obama 50% other <1% American Research Group 9/20-22/08 4%
McCain 41% Obama 43% Allstate / National Journal 9/18-22/08 4.9%
McCain 45% Obama 48% Barr 1% Rasmussen Reports 9/21/08 4.5%
Nader 1%
McCain 44% Obama 46% other 1% Mason-Dixon 9/16-18/08 3.9%
McCain 44.6% Obama 45.0% other 0.8% Big Ten Battleground Poll 9/14-17/08 4%
McCain 44% Obama 49% other <1% Marist College 9/11-15/08 4.5% LV
McCain 42% Obama 45% other 2% 3.5% RV
McCain 47% Obama 47% Nader 1% Rasmussen Reports 9/14/08 4.5%
Barr 1%
McCain 49.1% Obama 44.3% Zogby Interactive 9/9-12/08 4.2%
McCain 45% Obama 48% other 1% Quinnipiac 9/5-9/08 3.1%
McCain 45% Obama 47% other 3% Strategic Vision (R) 9/5-7/08 2.8%
McCain 45% Obama 47% Nader 1% Rasmussen Reports 9/7/08 4.5%
Barr 1%
McCain 38% Obama 47% Nader 7% Opinion Research 8/24-26/08 4%
Barr 1%
other 1%
McCain 43% Obama 48% other 1%
McCain 42% Obama 49% other 1% Quinnipiac 8/17-24/08 2.8%
Republican 32% Democrat 50%
McCain 40% Obama 45% other 7% Rasmussen Reports 8/19/08 4%
McCain 45% Obama 48% other 3% w/ Lean
McCain 37% Obama 46% Barr 5% Zogby Interactive 8/15-19/08 4.2%
Nader 3%
McCain 41% Obama 46% Susquehanna Polling & Research 8/11-14/08 3.7%
McCain 38% Obama 44% Nader 3%
Barr 2%
McCain 41% Obama 46% Franklin & Marshall College 8/4-10/08 3.9% LV
McCain 36% Obama 44% other 4% RV
McCain 42% Obama 49% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 7/23-29/08 2.7%
McCain 40% Obama 49% Strategic Vision (R) 7/25-27/08 3%
McCain 42% Obama 47% other 4% Rasmussen Reports 7/23/08 4%
McCain 45% Obama 51% other 1% w/ Lean
McCain 36% Obama 46% Barr 5% Zogby Interactive 6/11-30/08 2.3%
Nader 2%
other 4%
McCain 42% Obama 46% other 5% Rasmussen Reports 6/19/08 4.5%
McCain 40% Obama 52% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 6/9-16/08 2.5%
McCain 43% Obama 45% other 7% Rasmussen Reports 5/21/08 4.5%
McCain 40% Obama 46% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 5/13-20/08 2.4%
McCain 40% Obama 48% SurveyUSA 5/16-18/08 4.1%
McCain 39% Obama 46% Susquehanna Polling & Research 5/1-6/08 3%
McCain 38% Obama 47% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 4/23-29/08 2.5%
McCain 44% Obama 43% other 7% Rasmussen Reports 4/24/08 4%
McCain 48% Obama 40% Strategic Vision (R) 4/18-20/08 3%
McCain 49% Obama 39% Strategic Vision (R) 4/11-13/08 3%
McCain 39% Obama 47% other 8% Rasmussen Reports 4/9/08 4.5%
McCain 40% Obama 47% other 2% Temple Univ. 3/27-4/9/08 3%
McCain 48% Obama 41% Strategic Vision (R) 4/4-6/08 3%
McCain 47% Obama 42% Strategic Vision (R) 3/28-30/08 3%
McCain 39% Obama 43% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 3/28-31/08 1.7%
McCain 44% Obama 43% Rasmussen Reports 3/10/08 4.5%
McCain 45% Obama 41% none / other 3% Susquehanna Polling/Triad Strategies (D) 3/5-10/08 4%
McCain 47% Obama 44% Strategic Vision (R) 3/7-9/08 3%
McCain 47% Obama 42% SurveyUSA 2/26-28/08 4.1%
McCain 40% Obama 42% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 2/21-25/08 2.3%
McCain 44% Obama 43% Franklin & Marshall College 2/13-18/08 4%
Republican 20% Democrat 61%
McCain 42% Obama 39% Muhlenberg College 2/9-17/08 5%
McCain 39% Obama 49% Rasmussen Reports 2/14/08 4.5%
McCain 41% Obama 42% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 2/6-12/08 3%
McCain 38% Obama 38% Bloomberg 7%
McCain 46% Obama 38% other 11% Rasmussen Reports 1/3/08 4.5%
McCain 41% Obama 45% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 10/1-8/07 3.3%
McCain 42% Obama 47% Franklin & Marshall 8/24-9/2/07 4.1%
McCain 40% Obama 43% other 3% Quinnipiac Univ. 8/14-20/07 2.9%
McCain 39% Obama 44% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 6/18-25/07 3.2%
McCain 43% Obama 37% Franklin & Marshall 5/29-6/4/07 4.1%
McCain 42% Obama 41% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 5/22-28/07 2.7%
McCain 39% Obama 36% Muhlenberg College 5/15-21/07 4.8%
McCain 41% Obama 43% Quinnipiac Univ. 4/17-24/07 3.1%
Republican 31% Democrat 45%
McCain 42% Obama 42% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 3/19-25/07 2.8%
McCain 43% Obama 38% Quinnipiac Univ. 2/25-3/4/07 2.9%
McCain 43% Obama 37% Franklin & Marshall 2/19-25/07 4.2% RV
McCain 46% Obama 39% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 2/1-5/07 3.1%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 3 English 47% Dahlkemper 45% Public Opinion Strategies (R) 10/22-23/08 5.2%
English 41% Dahlkemper 48% other 2% SurveyUSA 10/6-8/08 5%
English 45% Dahlkemper 49% SurveyUSA 9/25-28/08 4%
McCain 48% Obama 46% other 3%
English 40% Dahlkemper 41% Momentum Analysis (D) 7/8-10/08 4.9%
Republican 35% Democrat 45%
English 29% Replace 30%
Consider Another 20%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 4 Hart 35% Altmire 53% Susquehanna Polling & Research (R) 10/20/08 4.9%
Hart 41% Altmire 53% Anzalone Liszt Research (D) 10/6-9/08 4.4%
Hart 42% Altmire 54% SurveyUSA 10/4-5/08 4%
McCain 51% Obama 43% other 3%
Hart 44% Altmire 49% Public Opinion Strategies (R) 8/17-18/08 4.9%
Republican 37% Democrat 40%
McCain 52% Obama 39%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 6 Gerlach 57% Roggio 28% Public Opinion Strategies (R) 8/19-21/08 4.9%
Gerlach 49% Roggio 32% Benenson Strategy Group (D) 6/21-24/08 4.4%
Gerlach 56% Roggio 30% Public Opinion Strategies (R) 5/20-21/08 4.1%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 10 Hackett 35% Carney 50% Lycoming College 10/19-23/08 4.7%
Hackett 33% Carney 48% Franklin & Marshall Univ. 9/30-10/5/08 3.6%
McCain 46% Obama 39%
Hackett 36% Carney 50% Momentum Analysis (D) 9/29-10/1/08 4.9%
Hackett 36% Carney 46% Lycoming College 9/21-25/08 4.6%
Hackett 45% Carney 49% SurveyUSA 8/23-25/08 4%
McCain 50% Obama 41% other 5%
Hackett 27% Carney 54% Momentum Analysis (D) 8/19-21/07 4.9%
Hackett 21% Carney 55% Momentum Analysis (D) 12/6-9/07 5%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 11 Barletta 51% Kanjorski 45% SurveyUSA 10/30-11/2/08 4%
Barletta 40% Kanjorski 35% other 1% Franklin & Marshall 10/8-12/08 4%
Barletta 43% Kanjorski 39% Research 2000 10/6-8/08 4.9%
Barletta 39% Kanjorski 47% Grove Insight (D) 10/5-6/08 4.8%
Barletta 47% Kanjorski 39% Susquehanna Polling & Research 10/2/08 4.9%
someone new 54% Kanjorski 32%
Barletta 45% Kanjorski 41% Susquehanna Polling & Research 9/22/08 4.9%
someone new 50% Kanjorski 33%
Barletta 39% Kanjorski 48% Grove Insight (D) 9/14-15/08 4.9%
Barletta 44% Kanjorski 35% other <1% Franklin & Marshall College 9/9-14/08 4.2%
time for a change 54% Kanjorski 35%
Barletta 45% Kanjorski 41% Susquehanna Polling & Research 7/27-29/08 4.9%
someone new 48% Kanjorski 37%
Barletta 47% Kanjorski 42% Susquehanna Polling & Research 3/27-29/08 5%
New Person 45% Kanjorski 39%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 12 Russell 41% Murtha 46% other 4% Susquehanna Polling & Research 10/21/08 4.9%
Russell 47.6% Murtha 34.8% Dane and Associates (R) 10/08 5%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
House 18 Hafer 22%
O'Donnell 5%
Vecchio 3%
Wall 1%
Dudding 1%
other 3%
Penn, Schoen and Berland Assoc. (D) 2/9-10/08 5%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
Att. Gen. Corbett 52% Morganelli 35% Public Policy Polling 10/31-11/2/08 2.5%
Corbett 43% Morganelli 31% Rogers (L) 3%% Susquehanna Polling & Research 10/16-18/08 3.7%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
Treasurer Ellis 38% McCord 46% Public Policy Polling 10/31-11/2/08 2.5%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
Auditor Beiler 35% Wagner 46% Public Policy Polling 10/31-11/2/08 2.5%
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
Senate 2010 Specter 45% Matthews 44% other 2% Research 2000 12/8-10/08 4%
Specter 48% Murphy 36%
Specter 49% Schwartz 35%
Toomey 35% Matthews 46%
Toomey 36% Murphy 44%
Toomey 36% Schwartz 42%
Specter 43%
Toomey 28%
Matthews 24%
Murphy 19%
Schwartz 15%
4.9%
Matthews 28%
Murphy 21%
Matthews 30%
Schwartz 18%
Murphy 23%
Schwartz 20%
Specter 45% Matthews 33% other 2% Quinnipiac Univ. 11/19-24/08 2.5%
Specter 40% Matthews 27% Public Policy Polling 10/31-11/2/08 2.5%
Specter 41% Matthews 36% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 7/30-8/3/08 2.5%

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