More bad news for Specter

Another day, another awful poll

By Steve Kornacki

Published May 11, 2010 7:12PM (EDT)

It looks like another independent poll will soon be out (this one from Franklin & Marshall College) showing Arlen Specter trailing Joe Sestak by about five points. With a week left until the primary, it's now safe to call Specter the underdog -- and to wonder if maybe he would have been better off running as an independent.

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is an MSNBC host and political correspondent. Previously, he hosted “Up with Steve Kornacki” on Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. ET and was a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” He has written for the New York Observer, covered Congress for Roll Call, and was the politics editor for Salon. His book, which focuses on the political history of the 1990s, is due out in 2017.

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