PA voters dislike Gov. Corbett, Democratic contenders not well known

Pennsylvania's registered voters continue to cast doubt on Gov. Corbett's ability to win a second term in 2014.  But Corbett's potential Democratic foes are little known, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.

Nearly three out of five -- 59 percent -- of the 1,235 registered voters polled from April 19 to April 24 didn't know enough about the Democrats to offer an opinion.  U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Montgomery County and former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak of Delaware County each drew 15 percent when the voters were asked which candidate they would vote for in the Democratic primary election. State Treasurer Rob McCord got just 3 percent.

But the poll found those three Democrats with healthy leads over Corbett, who is particularly unpopular with female and independent voters.  The poll found 50 percent said Corbett should not win a second term while 32 percent support him for another four years in office.

Sestak leads Corbett 48-34 percent; Schwartz leads Corbett 47-34 percent; and McCord leads Corbett 44-35 percent.

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