Trump’s unpopularity, Democratic voter enthusiasm drive leads for Wolf, Casey in new Pa. poll

August 30, 2018
Pennsylvania's voters hold strong feelings about President Trump (center) while Gov. Wolf (top left) and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (bottom left) hold double-digit leads over their Republican challengers, former state Sen. Scott Wagner (top right) and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (bottom right), according to a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

By Staff

President Trump and political polarization are not on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in Pennsylvania, but a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows they factor significantly into the thinking of likely voters.

A pair of Democrats seeking reelection, Gov. Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, appear to be beneficiaries of their party’s electoral enthusiasm, driven in large part by the president’s unpopularity.

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