August 21, 2016

60 in '16:

Trump effect spills into Pennsylvania Senate race (Lisa Hagen, 08/21/16, The Hill)

Sen. Pat Toomey is feeling the ripple effect of Donald Trump's sagging poll numbers in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Up until a few weeks ago, the GOP senator was consistently leading Democrat Katie McGinty in this year's most expensive Senate race so far.

But if Hillary Clinton maintains her double-digit edge in the Keystone State, pollsters and strategists don't see how Toomey can withstand Trump's down-ballot drag.
"That's got to be a red flag for Toomey who looked like he was cruising along," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, which has McGinty up 3 points and Clinton surging by 10 points. A month earlier, the survey had Toomey leading by 10 points and Trump by 2 points.

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