A recent poll showed that Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) continues to be on solid ground in his re-election campaign — especially without a top GOP candidate on the horizon.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday showed Casey leading an unnamed Republican challenger, 47 percent to 32 percent. The poll, taken June 7-12, also showed 47 percent of respondents said Casey deserved to be re-elected and gave the Keystone State’s senior Senator a 47 percent job approval rating.
A couple of Republicans have announced they are running against Casey, including a local attorney and a tea party activist, but none of them are well-known. Republicans say they’re still searching for a top-flight challenger.
The Quinnipiac University survey took the opinion of 1,277 registered voters and had a 2.7-point margin of error.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.