Trump-backer Barletta battling midterm odds against ‘Sleeping Bob’ Casey in Pennsylvania

PAXTONIA, Pa. — Immigration hard-liner Rep. Lou Barletta is one of President Trump’s most loyal supporters, but he is facing an uphill battle in Pennsylvania in his bid to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.

In a state where Mr. Trump pulled off a major upset over Hillary Clinton in 2016, Mr. Barletta has been trailing Mr. Casey by double digits in polls.

Congressman Barletta is fighting against the tides right now,” said Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion in Allentown. “It’s not 2016 anymore.”

Mr. Trump’s popularity in Pennsylvania has eroded since he became the first Republican presidential nominee to win the state in 28 years. In a Morning Consult poll released in July, the president had a net approval rating of minus-6 percentage points, with 45 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Stan Lee says:

    PA voted for Trump in the “presidential”, but it really is very questionable what PA voters owe Senator Casey, and I believe it’s related to PA voters’ memories of Casey’s father, Governor Casey. Senator Bob Casey’s agenda has no similarity to what his father was like when he served as Governor. The resemblance between father and son stops after it can be stated that they were Democrats.
    I’m a Pennsylvanian too, but I can find no cause by Senator Bob Casey that would be a reason to vote him another term of six years in the Senate.
    All I can state about him is that he votes Democrat in the Senate. He hasn’t introduced bills, he is strictly another number when counting Democrat Senators. Otherwise, he may as well be in hiding for all the activity in which he hasn’t participated.

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