A new poll from Quinnipiac University reveals that GOP frontrunner and current President Joe Biden are are essentially tied in term of support from Pennsylvania voters, with Trump barely edging Biden. Trump has support from 47 percent of registered voters compared to Biden’s support with 45 percent. This finding mirrors the trend in national polls, which also suggest a deadlocked race between the two political heavyweights.
In the same poll, incumbent Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is leading likely Republican challenger Dave McCormick by 6 points among registered voters in the 2024 Senate race, securing 50 percent to McCormick’s 44 percent. The overperformance of Casey compared to Biden appears to be driven by independent voters.
The poll also shed light on the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump enjoys a significant lead over his GOP rivals, commanding 61 percent support among registered GOP voters. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis trails with 14 percent, and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is at 8 percent.
In terms of favorability ratings, Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro enjoys a 46 percent favorable rating, while Casey’s rating sits at 42 percent. The rating of Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) is less favorable, sitting at 39 percent following his challenging 2022 campaign.
The poll also gauged approval of job performance. Fifty-three percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of Shapiro’s performance, compared to 41 percent who approve of Biden’s performance as president.