Poll: Casey holds double-digit lead over Barletta in Pa. Senate race

Poll: Casey holds double-digit lead over Barletta in Pa. Senate race
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Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySenate Dems protest vote on controversial court pick Senate Dems build huge cash edge in battlegrounds Dem senator: Kavanaugh would 'turn back the clock' on women's health care MORE Jr. (D) holds a double-digit lead over his GOP challenger, Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaElection Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Midterm turnout surges for both parties Poll: Incumbent Dem leads Pennsylvania Senate race by 15 MORE, in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll.

The poll, released Thursday, shows Casey with the support of 44 percent of registered Pennsylvania voters, while Barletta has 27 percent.

Forty-two percent of respondents also gave Casey an “excellent” or “good” job ranking.

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE endorsed Barletta, who was an early supporter of Trump’s 2016 presidential bid, earlier this year. 

The poll also shows Gov. Tom Wolf (D) with a similar double-digit lead over his GOP challenger, former state Sen. Scott Wagner.

Forty-eight percent of registered voters in the poll favored Wolf, compared to 29 percent who back Wagner.

Incumbent Democratic senators in other states have also fared well in recent polls.

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Dems press for info on any deals from Trump-Putin meeting Dems call for hearings on Trump’s CFPB nominee to be put on hold Senate Dems build huge cash edge in battlegrounds MORE (D-Ohio) holds a 17-point lead over Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciBrady at White House meeting: House to vote on more tax cuts in September Election Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Ohio Senate candidate pledges to serve no more than two terms MORE (R-Ohio) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

And Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick Election Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit MORE (D-Va.) held an 11-point lead in a match-up against GOP candidate Corey Stewart in a Roanoke College poll released last week. That poll was held ahead of the Virginia Senate primaries, during which Stewart secured the Republican nomination.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee said Wednesday that it did not plan to endorse Stewart, a controversial candidate with ties to white nationalists, in the race.

Franklin & Marshall College interviewed 472 Pennsylvania registered voters from June 4 to 10. The poll has a margin of error of 6.5 percentage points.