Poll: Corbett Deeply Unfavorable Among Voters

But that doesn’t mean he can’t win re-election.

Tom Corbett

“Only 30.8 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters have a favorable impression of Tom Corbett, up from 29.4 percent in February, according to the survey by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute,” the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. “‘Likely voters in Pennsylvania continue to have a poor impression of Gov. Corbett. This is true across the demographic categories of gender, age and marital status,’ said RMU political scientist Philip Harold, associate dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences.”

Corbett campaign spokesman Billy Pittman said that’ll change now that Corbett has an official opponent, Tom Wolf, in the race. “The governor has been keeping his promises and getting the state’s finances in line. These weren’t always easy decisions or popular decisions,” Pittman said.

The poll also showed Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as the favorite 2016 presidential candidates of the voters.

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  • matthew brandley

    NO to a murderer!

  • cyber75sax

    While my sentiment is not quite as *cough* strong as Mr. Brandley, I think that it’s fairly safe to say that it’s Wolfe’s race to lose. As long as Wolfe does what he’s supposed to do, I can’t see how One-Term Tommy is going to convince PA that he’s now the right man for the job.

  • Glue Factory

    If you are unemployed, Tom Wolf will give you a job gluing cabinets together.

  • PennLawyer

    In addition to all his fracking baggage and gutting of public school funding, Corbett has antagonized his Tea Party & other conservative supporters by refusing to appeal his losses on gay marriage and voter ID to the state Supreme Court. He apparently made those decisions when someone on his legal staff was finally able to convince him he could not win on those issues. Tom is long on personal ambition, but short on personal legal abilities, which to be expected from someone who couldn’t get admitted to any public or private law school in Pennsylvania and ended up at a bottom tier, 3rd rate law school on the Tex-Mex border. Frightening to know he was actually the state’s Attorney General. Those 30% who approved his performance? Yeah, they’re die hard Republicans and will answer a polling question in support of a GOP Governor. Will they be motivated to go to the polls? Don’t think so. There’s a reason Corbett and the state Republican Party dropped millions with multiple full color campaign mailings attacking Wolf – their internal polling told them absolutely no way he could beat Wolf.