New Q poll shows Dan Onorato's numbers are inching upward, though undecideds still rule. From the AP:
Six weeks before the May 18 primary, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows Mr. Onorato backed by 20 percent of likely voters, followed by former congressman Joe Hoeffel with 15 percent, state Auditor General Jack Wagner with 13 percent and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams with 5 percent.
Forty-seven percent of the Democratic respondents said they remained undecided. Among those who had picked a candidate, 70 percent said they still might change their minds.
In the Dem Senate race, Arlen Specter is up 21 points over Joe Sestak, with only 15 percent undecided. "With less than six weeks until the May 18 primary, Sen. Arlen Specter looks to be in solid shape for the Democratic nomination. Not only would Sestak have to win every undecided vote, he also would have to take away some who say they are for Specter," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a prepared statement (with full results here).
Before its major investment in the Williams campaign, Democrats for Education Reform had been active in political races in about 10 other states, but this is the first time it has made a major contribution in a Pennsylvania race. Its executive director, Joe Williams, who is not related to the candidate, said the group's board and major contributors included operators of charter schools as well as several investment bankers. "We have a lot of younger hedge fund managers who see improving public eduction as the civil rights issue of the day," he said.