Just one more poll showing Casey killing Santorum

One reason why I LOVE Philadelphia?

Sure, we got parks, beautiful architecture, nightlife, the rivers, history, and all that.  But, right now, the biggest reason why I love my City?  George Bush has a an 18 percent job approval rating within Philly.  Seriously, 18 percent!  I love Philly so much sometimes.

Other interesting poll findings:

1) Another Ho-hum poll showing Casey destroying Santorum, this time by 15 points.  I keep expecting the fact that Casey is pro-Alito, pro Patriot Act, and anti-making any appearances at all is going to hurt him.

2) Another polling outfit that is now regularly polling Pennacchio against Casey.  Chuck is again getting obliterated, this time by 65 points.  Chuck could use his energy to really help PA develop a progressive bench, by both organizing, and running for a lower office.  Instead, he is willfully leading supporters down a suicide path to irrelevance, all while whispering in their ear that he is really going to win.

3) Despite the fact that we have two pro-life candidates, PA voters think that abortion should be legal, by a margin of 53-41.  Those who tell you we can only win with a pro-life candidate?  Don't listen to them.

Tags: Bob Casey, Chuck Pennacchio, PA-Sen, Rick Santorm (all tags)

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Sen Casey

Sen Robert Casey, Jr. is sounding more and more likely.  I think the Demcrats in PA were wise to run him as well as reacing out to the pro like community.

by THE MODERATE 2006-02-13 05:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Sen Casey

Eh.  Plenty more people in PA are pro-choice than pro-life.  

This is the power of the Casey name, mixed with a dislike for Santorum.

by DanielUA 2006-02-13 05:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Just one more poll showing

The race in PA isn't about abortion. Casey wasn't picked because of his stance on abortion, and it's not really on people's minds. Casey was picked because of his experience and electability. While politicos might focus on abortion, most voters aren't thinking about it.

by bluenc 2006-02-13 05:51AM | 0 recs
Who cares?

Even if Casey wins the Democratic Party loses. Bob Casey is another Joe Lieberman/Zell Miller Republican lite Dem who belongs in the Republican Party.

Polls are meaningless until after the primary. If Casey wins the primary Pennsylvania Democrats are going to find out how lame he is when RWNM gears up their attack dogs. He's going to be weaker than John Kerry on the campaign trail and can't attack Santorum on either abortion or the war. Those are two very big pluses for Santorum.

Does Casey have a position on Bush's war yet or is he still looking for the political courage to take a stand?

by Gary Boatwright 2006-02-13 06:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Who cares?

The problem is that you think Casey needs to attack Santorum on abortion to win.  Realistically, as the polls show, he doesn't.  That is why Santorum, the incumbent, wants to debate him non-stop.

Casey has not been encouraging, to say the least.  But, Chuck Pennacchio has zero chance.  So, why not use our energy somewhere where it can make a difference?  Here, it cannot.

by DanielUA 2006-02-13 06:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Who cares?

So, why not use our energy somewhere where it can make a difference?

Because I'm not going to let Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman take over the Democratic Party. Bob Casey belongs in the Republican Party with Joe Lieberman.

by Gary Boatwright 2006-02-13 07:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Who cares?

I guess my point is that as much as we would like to think we are important, it doesn't really matter sometimes what we care.  

The conservative Democrat is going to wipe the floor with Chuck.

by DanielUA 2006-02-13 07:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Who cares?

Look at the polls, Gary. Voters in PA aren't thinking about abortion. They'll be voting on the economy. If macro issues like Iraq come up, it'll be a referendum on Bush, which is a positive for us. Also, anyone who has seriously studied politics knows there are significant differences between Casey, Lieberman, and Miller. A cursory glance at voting records reveals that Liberman is not in the same neighborhood as Miller, and a familiarity with the issues shows that Casey is different from both Lieberman and Miller. I don't think you're ignorant, I think you willfully choose to speak in vague generalities to make your point. If you think Casey isn't liberal enough, just say so. Don't make dumb comparisons. Your logic is akin to saying that McCain is just another "Arlen Specter RINO".

by bluenc 2006-02-13 06:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Who cares?

How do you know Casey is different from Zell Miller? His issues page on is website is pathetic. In addition to where he doesn't stand on Iraq, it omits where he doesn't stand on a dozen other issues. What is your basis for saying Casey is any better than Miller or Lieberman? I can't find any direct evidence.

What I do know for a stone cold fact is that Schumer and Rendell had to talk Casey into running. He has abolutely no fire in his belly and will just be another DLC rubber stamp for the Republican Party on abortion, women's rights and probably Bush's Iraq war.

Do you know where Casey stands on Iraq? Does he agree with Lieberman or Murtha?

by Gary Boatwright 2006-02-13 07:16AM | 0 recs

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