The latest Franklin & Marshall poll should keep Senator Bob Casey in the good mood that last one put him in. For the second poll in a row, Casey is holding a higher approval rating than he was during his successful 2012 re-election campaign.
In the poll, Casey currently has a 38% approval rating, six points ahead of where he was in an August 2011 poll. 10% of respondents say that Casey is doing an excellent job, and 28% say he is doing a good job. For the disapproval numbers, 33% of respondents said Casey was doing a fair job, while 17% say he is doing a poor job.
Regionally Casey faces similar problems to Wolf. Casey’s disapproval ratings are highest in the northwest at 63%. Philadelphia has the second highest disapproval rating for Casey 58% saying he is doing a fair or poor job.
Casey is doing well with self-described liberals and moderates in the state. 56% of self-described liberals and 42% of self-described moderates said Casey is doing an excellent or good job.
Franklin & Marshall surveyed 639 registered voters from May 1st- 7th. Respondents were contacted by letter and given the choice between phone interview or online interview. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percent.
F&M calculates job approval differently than most pollsters that tends to result in lower ratings – regardless of party. Respondents choose between a rating of excellent, good, fair, and poor. The approval numbers are pulled from the excellent and good categories.