Poll: Pa. Gov. Corbett’s Re-Election Hopes Look Grim

AP

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) has a lot of work to do if he hopes to secure a second term in next year’s gubernatorial election. 

In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University released on Monday, 50 percent of Pennsylvania voters said Corbett does not deserve re-election. Thirty-eight percent of his constituents said they approve of Corbett’s job performance while 47 percent said they disapprove —a continuation of the negative approval ratings that have typified the Republican’s time in office for the last year.

What’s more, Quinnipiac’s latest poll showed the three leading potential Democratic challengers all comfortably topping Corbett in hypothetical general election matchups. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) topped Corbett 47 percent to 34 percent, former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) claimed the upper hand 48 percent to 34 percent and state treasurer Rob McCord emerged with a 44 percent to 35 percent edge. Only Schwartz has officially declared her candidacy in the race.

The PollTracker Average provides a perspective of the long ratings that have spanned much of Corbett’s tenure.

 

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