Saturday, November 28, 2015

Governor's race? Are we having one?

A new poll shows that the 2010 Democratic primary for governor is where it's always been -- out of sight and out of mind for voters.

Governor's race? Are we having one?



A new poll shows that the 2010 Democratic primary for governor is where it's always been -- out of sight and out of mind for voters.
With less than six weeks left before the May 18 primary, the four Democratic candidates are slowly, slowly beginning to make themselves known to voters. The pace could pick up now that Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams of Philadelphia have started running TV ads.
But nearly half of voters remain undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released today. And about 70 percent of those who do hold an opinion say they might change their mind.
The rankings were as follows: Onorato, 20 percent; Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel, 15 percent; Auditor General Jack Wagner, 13 percent, and Williams, 5 percent.
Between March 31 and April 5, the university said, it surveyed 921 likely Democratic primary voters, giving the poll a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
A separate polls of 491 likely primary voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, found that the even quieter GOP race for governor also remains where it's been for many weeks.
Attorney General Tom Corbett led state Rep. Sam Rohrer of Berks County by a ratio of 58-7, with the rest of voters on the fence.
The Democratic U.S. Senate primary also remains in stasis, the university found.
Incumbent Arlen Specter led U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, 53-32.
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