Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Reveal Navigation

Casey Leads by 10 in Inquirer Poll Casey Leads by 10 in Inquirer Poll Casey Leads by 10 in Inquirer Poll Casey Leads by 10 in Inqu...

share
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Politics

Casey Leads by 10 in Inquirer Poll

October 12, 2012

One thing is clear: The Pennsylvania Senate race has tightened. Much less clear: Just how close Republican challenger Tom Smith has gotten to Bob Casey.

A Philadelphia Inquirer poll released Friday shows Casey holding onto a 10-point lead. It comes on the heels of a Smith internal poll yesterday that showed a dead heat in the contest.

The Inquirer poll has Casey with 48 percent of the vote to Smith's 38 percent. There's no disputing that it's a more narrow race than it was this summer. An August Inquirer poll put his lead at 53 percent to 34 percent, and Casey was generally considered safe.

Smith, a self-funding first-time candidate, has significantly outspent Casey in television advertising. And over the past several weeks, independent, non-automated polls have showed Casey's lead at anywhere from 5 points to 12 points.

The survey was conducted Oct. 4-8, and surveyed 600 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Get us in your feed.