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 CaseyTrump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Obama to hit campaign trail in Pa. for gubernatorial, Senate candidates Trump is wrong, Dems are fighting to save Medicare and Social Security MORE Jr. (D) holds a double-digit lead over his GOP challenger, Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaObama to hit campaign trail in Pa. for gubernatorial, Senate candidates Poll: Pennsylvania Democrats surging with double-digit leads Poll: Dems hold double-digit leads in Pennsylvania races for governor, Senate 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 rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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 BrownElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan group wants to lift Medicaid restriction on substance abuse treatment MORE (D-Ohio) holds a 17-point lead over Rep. Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls New polling shows Brown, DeWine with leads in Ohio Dark money group targets Brown over previous domestic violence claim MORE (R-Ohio) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

And Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — GOP again has momentum on Kavanaugh rollercoaster Poll: Kaine leads GOP challenger by 19 points in Va. Senate race GOP offers to ban cameras from testimony of Kavanaugh accuser 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.