Pennsylvania State Treasurer Bob Casey Jr.’s big lead over Sen. Rick Santorum has grown slightly in a new poll released today. The Quinnipiac University poll of 1530 Pennsylvania voters shows Casey leading the two-term incumbent by 52 to 34 percent — an 18 point lead — in his bid for re-election in 2006.
And then there’s this:
The Republicans are seizing on a disclosure that two researchers at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee improperly obtained the credit report of Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a Republican who is considering a bid for the Senate seat.
In recent days, Republicans have sought to put Democrats on the defensive, saying the incident underscores just how concerned the opposition is to the prospect of a Steele candidacy.
I’d gladly trade Santorum for Steele in any election.