Skip to comments.Elction 2012:Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 49%, Smith (R) 42% (Rasmussen)
Posted on 09/24/2012 8:56:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Incumbent Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. still holds the lead in Pennsylvanias U.S. Senate race.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Pennsylvania Voters finds Casey with 49% support to 42% for his Republican challenger Tom Smith. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
This Pennsylvania survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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Holy smoke, the whole country is ga-ga over Democrats. They’re going to run away with every contested election, looks like.
I’m getting sick and tired of all the recent polls with the R trailing. Just damn...
Casey has the magic last name in PA.
Just like the names Saxbe, Celebreeze, and Taft are magic in Ohio next door.
I’m in Pennsylvania and will vote for TOM SMITH!!!!!!!
Yeah, everybody wants to be a Communist these days. With fearless leaders like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and Wasserman-Schultz, is it any wonder?
Incumbent under 50%...winner will be Smith.
Same here, tina! I think Smith has a real good chance.
good grief, what the heck is going on!
Romney is going to take everyone down with him!
That’s the way I see it too.
This was looking like a 20 point blowout before. 49% is still too close to 50%, but the trend is in the right direction.
What are you talking about? This PA race was never even on the radar as being winnable or even competitive and Casey was expected to run away with it 20+ points. The trend indicates things going in Smith’s direction if this is accurate.
Not with that spread. Proponents of that theory like Morris say the undecided breaks 75-80% for the challenger. That leaves enough to put Casey over the top.
Casey has not only the magic last name, but the magic first name. His dad Bob Casey was a beloved governor, as beloved here as Ronald Reagan was or as the Kennedys are in Mass. It'll be easier for Romney to win PA than it will be for Casey to lose.
This is the kind of Senate seat you'll pick up only in a national landslide 40+ state sweep for Romney. Even in 2010's Tea Party sweep, Toomey only won by 2 points, and he wasn't running against a golden boy favorite son like Casey.
It’s the damage being done to these Senate races that bothers me most about this election. There are no coat tails at the top of the ticket. None.
I hope so. I’m tired of living in democrat states, first NJ (birth to 2007) and now here. Have to join Glenn Beck in Texas soon!!
Big Bob and Little Bobbie are cut from the same cloth. They were both do-nothing, borderline dull/normals, who were amiable empty suits. Does anyone remember anything either of them ever accomplished? Seriously. I'll take anything.
Little Bobbie has a magic name in PA and was expected to win by 20-25 points. Tom Smith is a complete unknown. These are actually very strong numbers.