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Toplines - Election 2018: Pennsylvania Senate - September 12-13, 2018

Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 52%, Barletta (R) 38%
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Pennsylvania Survey of 800 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted September 12-13, 2018
By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* If the election Pennsylvania Senate was held today, would you vote for Republican Lou Barletta or Democrat Bob Casey Jr?

 

38% Barletta
52% Casey Jr.
  2% Some other candidate
  8% Not sure

 

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Lou Barletta?

 

23% Very favorable
17% Somewhat favorable
14% Somewhat unfavorable
19% Very unfavorable
19% Never heard of him
  8% Not sure

 

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Bob Casey Jr?

 

27% Very favorable
28% Somewhat favorable
12% Somewhat unfavorable
23% Very unfavorable

  4% Never heard of him
  7% Not sure

 

4* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Scott Wagner?

 

20% Very favorable
24% Somewhat favorable
15% Somewhat unfavorable
22% Very unfavorable

  9% Never heard of him
10% Not sure

 

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

18% Excellent
39% Good
27% Fair
14% Poor
  1% Not sure

 

6* Is the upcoming election a referendum on President Trump‘s agenda, or is it more about the candidates and issues?

 

50% A referendum on President Trump’s agenda
38% More about the candidates and issues
12% Not sure

 

7* What is the most important issue to your vote this fall – the economy, taxes and government spending, school safety, education, illegal immigration, the environment, social issues, government ethics and corruption or something else?

 

19% Economy
20% Taxes and government spending
  3% School safety
  5% Education
16% Illegal immigration
  7% The environment
  9% Social issues
14% Government ethics and corruption
  4% Something else
  2% Not sure

 

8* In terms of how you will vote, how important are debates between the candidates – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?

 

36% Very important

41% Somewhat important

15% Not very important

  5% Not at all important

  2% Not sure

 

9* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day.  Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?

 

87% Certain
13% Something could prevent you from voting

 

10* How would you rate the job Donald Trump has been doing as president… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

           

35% Strongly approve

11% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
46% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

 

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