Friday, February 27, 2015

Third poll shows Wolf with at least 20-point lead on Corbett

Three polls in four days have all shown York County businessman Tom Wolf with at least a 20-point lead on Gov. Corbett. This morning, a Quinnipiac University Poll put Wolf ahead, 53-33 percent.

Third poll shows Wolf with at least 20-point lead on Corbett

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

Three polls in four days have all shown York County businessman Tom Wolf with at least a 20-point lead on Gov. Corbett.  This morning, a Quinnipiac University Poll put Wolf ahead, 53-33 percent.

That follows a Public Policy Polling survey from yesterday, which put Wolf ahead 55-30 percent.  A Rasmussen Reports poll on Sunday put Wolf ahead 51-31 percent.

The Quinnipiac release says Wolf escaped "apparently unscathed" from the four-way May 20 Democratic primary.  It also showed voters disapproved of the job Corbett, a Republican first elected in 2010, is doing by a margin of 55-33 percent, with 58 percent saying he shouldn't be given a second term.

Corbett's policies on education were the biggest reason the registered voters in the poll say they won't vote for him.  More than 50 percent of those polled said Wolf would do a better job on that issue, along with the economy and jobs, energy and the environment and health care.

And one line of attack the Republicans have been using on Wolf, noting that he invested $10 million of his own money to win the primary, does not seem to have much impact.  Just 10 percent said they would vote against a self-funding campaigner while 20 percent said they would vote for such a candidate and 68 percent said it made no difference.

"The election is five months away, but Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett looks like easy prey for Democratic challenger Tom Wolf," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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