Republican Incumbent Corbett Down 20 in Latest Poll


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is trailing his Democratic challenger by 20 percentage points in a poll released on Thursday, a slight improvement in the Republican’s showing since August.

The poll by Franklin & Marshall College shows Democratic businessman Tom Wolf favored by 54 percent of likely voters compared to 34 percent who favor the incumbent in November’s election. In August, the Franklin & Marshall poll showed Corbett trailing by 25 points.

“Corbett is losing in every major region of the state,” said Terry Madonna, a professor at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, college who runs the survey.

According to the poll, 60 percent of Pennsylvanians believe the state is “off on the wrong track.” Some 58 percent believe Wolf will win the election regardless of how they themselves plan to vote. Only 19 percent believe Corbett will win.


Hot Air noted last week that Republican governors aren’t looking at November with quite the enthusiasm that GOP candidates for the House and Senate are. Two of them, Scott Walker and Rick Snyder, are in trouble because they’ve made tough, but necessary, choices that have angered Big Labor. It’s understandable that those races are tight.

Gonna go out on a limb and say that this one is over, though.


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