Things are looking "toxic" for Democrats in the 12th District special, says the liberal site DailyKos:
Research 2000 for Daily Kos (4/26-28, likely voters, no trendlines):
Mark Critz (D): 40
Tim Burns (R): 46
Things are looking tough for Democrats in the race to fill the late Jack Murtha's House seat, with Research 2000 giving Republican Tim Burns his biggest lead yet. An earlier PPP poll showed him up three points, while interestingly, Burns's own internal had him back one. Critz's standing seems to be no fault of his own. He has similar favorables to Burns (44-33 vs. 46-40). The problem is simply that this is a bad district and a bad environment - a toxic combination.