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  PA Senate 2006: Casey 54% Santorum 34%

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

November 7, 2005

Election 2006

Pennsylvania Senator

Rick Santorum (R) 34%
Bob Casey, Jr. (D) 54%
Other 4%



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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In July, 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 Santorum.

Polling data on the Governor's 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 Strongly Disapprove.

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 confirmed.

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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)

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