Saturday, September 24, 2005

::.Angus Reid Consultants.:: Casey Could Beat Santorum in Pennsylvania

::.Angus Reid Consultants.::: "Casey Could Beat Santorum in Pennsylvania

(Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many voters in Pennsylvania would elect Bob Casey to the United States Senate, according to a poll by Strategic Vision. 52 per cent of respondents in the Keystone State would vote for the Democrat in a head-to-head contest against Republican incumbent Rick Santorum.

Casey has been Pennsylvania’s state treasurer since January 2005, and previously served as the state auditor general for eight years. Casey is the son of former Pennsylvania governor Robert P. Casey, and lost the 2002 Democratic primary to current governor Ed Rendell.

Support for Santorum is at 38 per cent. Three per cent of respondents would vote for other contenders, and seven per cent are undecided.

Santorum was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, and earned a second term in 2000, defeating Democrat Ron Klink with 53 per cent of all cast ballots. He had previously served for two consecutive terms in the House of Representatives.

Earlier this month, Santorum answered a question on whether of U.S. president George W. Bush was a factor in his poll numbers, saying, "That may be."

Polling Data

If the election for United States Senate were held today, and the choice was between Bob Casey, Jr., the Democrat and Rick Santorum, the Republican, whom would you vote for?

Sept. 2005
Jul. 2005

Bob Casey, Jr. (D)
52%
51%

Rick Santorum (R)
38%
40%

Other
3%
2%

Undecided
7%
7%


Source: Strategic Vision
Methodology: Telephone interviews to 1,200 registered Pennsylvania voters, conducted from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2005. Margin of error is 3 per cent."

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