Latest Poll Suggests Casey Opponents Struggling to Gain Name Recognition

The GOP may be in serious trouble when it comes to Sen. Bob Casey’s seat.  Last Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review released a poll in which 72% of GOP voters stated they are unsure which of the six candidates they will support in the race.

Of decided voters, the Tribune Review reported that “Former state Rep. Sam Rohrer of Berks County led the pack, with 10 percent of respondents saying they would vote for him. Trailing were Armstrong County businessman Tom Smith (8 percent), Philadelphia pharmacist John Kensinger (3 percent), Chester County businessman Steve Welch (2 percent), Camp Hill attorney Marc Scaringi (1 percent) and David Christian of Bucks County (1 percent).”

The article cites that Rohrer is the only Republican candidate with “any statewide political experience”, while “Welch could benefit from last month’s endorsement by Corbett and the State Republican Committee.”

Bob Casey has the benefit of incumbency, but has strongly aligned with President Obama, voting “with democrats 90% of the time”, which may negatively affect his campaign for some voters.

Steve Welch made fun of Sen. Casey’s voting record by releasing an ad early in the campaign that made the case that President Obama and Sen. Casey were separated at birth.

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 12 Comments

12 thoughts on “Latest Poll Suggests Casey Opponents Struggling to Gain Name Recognition”

  1. Conservative Chick says:

    I am a Sam Rohrer supporter. I know him well enough to know that he is a man of principles. As far as Welch is concerned, he is a fraud. Voted for Obama in the primary and helped and worked on Joe Sestak’s campaign. He switched parties because he was sick of the republican party. He is another Arlen Spector and after seeing the arm twisting that was done to get him endorsed, I am disgusted that anyone would vote for him. Let the people decide.

  2. Dan says:

    Poprik only helps those who could help her get bond work. She’s in it for herself and no one else. Too bad Harry Fawkes isn’t in his old shape. The way she has used him since his decline is deplorable. Fire Poprik!

  3. Mike says:

    Steve Welch is a fraud and so is Pat Poprik. They way Poprik turned her back on her own native son should speak volumes in this upcoming Chairmans election. Bag Poprik and elect anyone else. She’s unfit to run the party.

  4. Jen says: is the best website I have seen in a long time. The pictures of him with Ronald Reagan are worth checking out, even if you are not interested in him.

  5. Jen says:

    The person who is not getting media coverage is David Christian. The man who was out helping locals get elected in Nov instead of campaigning. Who is a military hero with numerous purple hearts and awards. Who is an advocate for Veterans. Who was a Reagan aide and a true Reagan conservative. ck out his amazing website and learn for yourself that there is time for other options that are actually right for the country.

  6. Jen says:

    Does it not bother anyone that Sam claims to be a businessman who created jobs, when he was a director of a toy company and never ran a payroll..or that while he was in Harrisburg that he had NO bills passed at all? Yet voted for the 1995 automatic pay raise, which includes HIS OWN SALARY for EIGHTEEN YEARS, but within that vote he also voted yes to a $21,000.00 pay raise for the 5 member environmental board. That under him
    business’ that are PRIVATE BUSINESS’ that take NO GOVERNMENT MONEY are now required to be licensed and with all kinds of new government regulation & fees. And, that Pa had cap and trade legislation passed while Sam was out campaigning for Governor. He walked out on a debate because he didn’t want to answer the mods question as to why he never alerted us to what was happening to our State. He later claimed that it was because he was only one vote. Daryl Metcalf is only one vote and he has made more of a difference in Pa since elected than Sam ever did during his 18 years.
    Are you sure Sam is the man you think he is?

  7. Julian R. says:

    If Rohrer being a constitutional conservative, who was voted into office not once, but nine times, who was recruited by the largest, most prominent activist group in the nation, Americans for Prosperity, to be it’s State Director, a man who has more than 120,000 votes–a record unmatched anywhere by anyone, each of which were consistently conservative and constitutional, and if Rohrer’s 18-year record of never breaking a promise to the voters and never voting for a tax increase makes him a whacko…well then I’m not sure I’m looking for normal. I’m voting for Rohrer. People will know his name when he wins the primary and they’ll realize he can go to Washington and stand up just like he did in PA–against special interests, and FOR THE PEOPLE.

  8. Marky Mark says:

    It’s amazing that the press somehow believes that Casey’s abysmal record won’t come under scrutiny. He’s been far from flawless.

    Bob Casey has done some bad things over the past several years including his co-sponsorship of one of the most unpopular Senate bills in recent memory. Bob Casey actually tried to bring about INTERNET CENSORSHIP. Let’s not forget that. He’s an Obama yes-man and a proud supporter of Obamacare.S o yeah, there will be plenty of negative ads to tarnish his manufactured image once the actual campaign gets rolling.

  9. B.S. says:

    What a bunch of clowns. It’s embarrassing that this is the best we could come up with. It’s a shame that every credible candidate took a pass, but other than Tom Ridge, we really didn’t have anyone with a shot at beating Casey.

  10. John says:

    I’m sorry but the last think we need is a wacko like Rohrer trying to run against Casey. He wrote a letter to a judge questioning the constitutionality of a drivers license for crying out loud. He never did anything as a legislature because he is a wacko. Not all “experience” is good!

  11. David Diano says:

    Casey has opponents? ?

  12. Deborah says:

    Sam Rohrer is easily the most qualified candidate. His legislative experience coupled with his clear understanding of the issues that face our country sets him apart from the rest of the field. Unfortunately, the party decided to endorse a candidate that voted for Obama-it’s not going over well with Repub’s. I’m supporting Sam Rohrer and I’m telling everyone I know to go out and hear him speak for yourself! Don’t take someone else’s word for who is best qualified-certainly not the PA Republican party-they really messed up on this one!

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