PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania US Senator Bob Casey’s seat is up for re-election in 22 and a half months and a new poll suggests he’s in good, but not great shape, should the Democrat from Scranton seek a second term as is widely expected.

The survey of some 1,600 hundred Pennsylvania voters by Quinnipiac University bodes relatively well for Casey, according to the polling institute’s assistant director, Peter Brown.

“By 39 to 29 percent, voters approve of his job performance. Now that’s certainly a positive ratio, but it’s not overwhelming,” says Brown.
Nor is the 43-35 margin by which Casey would defeat an unnamed Republican in 2012 or the 40-33 margin by which voters believe he deserves a second term.

Brown adds that Casey’s numbers are pretty good given the overall disdain voters have for Congress these days.

Reported By David Madden, KYW Newsradio.

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