Sen. Bob Casey leads Republican Tom Smith by 4 points according to the latest numbers from Rasmussen. That’s 3 points better than Smith did in the firm’s Sept. 19 poll, when he trailed Casey 49 percent to 42.
Rasmussen surveyed 500 likely Pa. voters on October 9 via automated polling to land lines. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percent.
As was also the case in Rasmussen’s Sept. 19 poll, Smith is closer to Casey than Mitt Romney is to Barack Obama. President Obama lead Romney 51 percent to 46 in the poll, released yesterday.
According to the Real Clear Politics polling average (which does not yet include these numbers), Casey leads Smith by 6.3 points. Earlier Thursday, Smith’s campaign released a poll where he trails Casey by just 2 points, 46 percent to 44.