Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PPP survey finds Wolf leads Corbett by 25

Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 55 percent to 30 percent lead among registered voters, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.

PPP survey finds Wolf leads Corbett by 25

Republican Gov. Corbett (right) and Democratic opponent Tom Wolf.
Republican Gov. Corbett (right) and Democratic opponent Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania’s race for governor is shaping up at the beginning as a potential blowout, with Democrat Tom Wolf leading incumbent Gov. Corbett by 25 percentage points, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Wolf leads Corbett 55 percent to 30 percent, the survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found.

Only 27 percent of voters approve of the job Corbett is doing, compared to 58 percent who disapprove.

Wolf has a net +27 favorability rating in the poll, with 47 percent of voters seeing him favorably and 20 percent viewing the York businessman in negative terms.

“Things aren’t getting any better for Tom Corbett,” Dean Debnam, president of the Raleigh, N.C.-based PPP, said in a statement. “His approval numbers are as poor as they’ve ever been, and Tom Wolf is starting out as an unusually well-liked candidate for governor even on top of that.”

PPP surveyed 835 registered Pennsylvania voters from May 30 to June 1 using an automated response system. Eighty percent of the interviews were conducted over the telephone, and 20 percent over the internet to account for voters who do not have a landline phone.

Results are subject to a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

A survey by the GOP leaning firm Rasmussen Reports, released Monday, found that Wolf had a 20-point lead over Corbett.

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