Casey’s approval rating fell four points between February 2016 and April 2017. He currently has a 34% approval rating, down from 38%. Casey’s disapproval rating fell one point in the same time period, standing at 25% currently. The percentage of respondents with no opinion increased to 41% as well.
Casey, who is serving his second term in the Senate, is one of 10 Democrats in states Trump won up for re-election in 2018. Casey has become a vocal critic of the Trump administration, especially on Twitter.
Muhlenberg College/Morning Call’s poll was a survey of 406 registered voters conducted by phone calls to both cell phones and land lines. The margin of error is plus or minus 6%.
For approval ratings, Muhlenberg College/Morning Call asks directly if a respondent approves or disapproves of an officials performance.
The poll did not ask about the Republicans who have either declared or are rumored to be considering a run for the Senate. State Representatives Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) and Jim Christiana (R-Beaver), RNC Delegate Andrew Schektor, and real estate developer Jeff Bartos have all announced bids for Senate. Southeast businessman Paul Addis is considering a run for the Senate as well.