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 Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Lawmakers introduce bipartisan Free Britney Act MORE Jr. (D) holds a double-digit lead over his GOP challenger, Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden wants Congress to pass abortion bill, pushes for Mideast cease-fire Ex-GOP Rep. Lou Barletta launches bid for Pennsylvania governor Republicans vie for Trump's mantle in Pa. Senate primary 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.


President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement 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 BrownTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure Schumer's moment to transform transit and deepen democracy Democrats ramp up pressure for infrastructure deal amid time crunch MORE (D-Ohio) holds a 17-point lead over Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciGovernors' races see flood of pro-Trump candidates Former House Republican to challenge DeWine for Ohio gubernatorial nomination The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Republicans seek to sink Jan. 6 commission MORE (R-Ohio) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

And Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Watchdog blasts government's handling of Afghanistan conflict | Biden asks Pentagon to look into mandatory vaccines | Congress passes new Capitol security bill GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate Senators introduce bipartisan bill to expand foreign aid partnerships 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.