US Sen. Pat Toomey gets his highest approval ratings ever in the latest Quinnipiac poll of Pennsylvania voters, in part because of his (failed) push for bipartisan gun-buyer background checks. From their release this morning:
Pennsylvania voters approve 34 – 29 percent of the way U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is handling gun control and give Sen. Toomey an overall 48 – 30 percent approval rating, his highest ever. By a 54 – 12 percent margin, voters think more favorably of Toomey because of his co-sponsorship of legislation to require expanded background checks.
Looking at support for background checks:
69 percent of voters "strongly support" the measure;
16 percent support it "somewhat;"
5 percent are "somewhat opposed;"
7 percent are "strongly opposed."
The pollsters also asked voters if they would attend the Pittsburgh Marathon after the bombing in Boston: 88% said they would, to 11% saying they would not, though 36% said generally they were very or somewhat worried they or a family member would become victim to a terrorist attack. Almost two-thirds said that did not worry them.