Today's, conducted by Suffolk University, shows Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., opening a nine percentage point lead over incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter. But the poll indicates there's still some hope for Specter, who switched from the Republican party last year.
Among the factors that could break in the veteran lawmaker's favor: 12% of the voters remain undecided and Specter is running better among minority voters than Sestak. We already told you that Specter is on the airwaves with a lavish endorsement from President Obama.
Sestak, who is 58 and has great hair, brags about his surge in the polls in his latest ad, which touts him as representing a "new generation" of leadership. The ad features a photo of the 80-year-old Specter that seems to have been several years ago when the senator was nearly bald from chemotherapy treatments. Specter has since recovered. The accompanying photo shows how he looks now.