November 10, 2005--The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows
that Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is continuing to lose ground
in his battle for re-election. Santorum trails Democrat Bob Casey,
Jr by twenty percentage points, 54% to 34%.
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Santorum trails Democrat Bob Casey, Jr by eleven percentage points,
52% to 41%.
Casey is viewed favorably by 57% of the stateís
likely voters while 33% have an unfavorable opinion of the Democrat.
For Santorum, 44% say favorable and 50% unfavorable.
Casey earns 80% of the vote from Democrats in the
Keystone State. Just 63% of Republicans say they would vote for
Polling data on the
Race shows Ed Rendell leading in his bid for re-election.
In the Keystone State, the Presidentís
Job Approval is at 37%, slightly below his national
average. Sixty-one percent (61%) disapprove, including 48% who
Just 25% of Pennsylvania voters give the President
good or excellent marks for handling the economy. Twenty-one percent
(21%) say he is doing a fair job, while 52% say poor.
Governor Ed Rendell has a 57% Approval Rating.
Forty-one percent (41%) Disapprove of the way the Democrat is
handling his job.
By a 44% to 24% margin, Pennsylvania voters say
that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito should be
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was
conducted by Rasmussen Reports November 7, 2005. The margin of
sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a
95% level of confidence (see Methodology)