A new Rasmussen poll shows Pennsylvania’s Democrat mystery Senator Bob Casey with just a 7% lead over Republican virtual unknown Tom Smith in Pennsylvania’s US Senate Race.
It’s been thought that Casey, with his statewide name recognition, was a virtual lock to win reelection. But with only a 7% lead even before Smith has campaigned and made his case to voters, it’s not looking so lockish right about now.
A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania finds Casey, who is seeking a second six-year term, with 48% support to Smith’s 41%. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
This Pennsylvania survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted May 21, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
It’s not exactly time to get excited, but maybe PA could actually contribute to a Republican take-over of the Senate in November.