Poll Puts Wolf Ahead of Corbett by 13 Points

Narrower than previous polls, but far from tight.

The latest poll of the Pennsylvania governor’s race shows challenger Tom Wolf with a clear lead over incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett — but the distance between the two isn’t quite as great as it once was.

The poll — from the New York Times, CBS News, and YouGov.com — gives Wolf a 13-point lead, 52 percent to 39 percent. Just 8 percent of voters were unsure.

That’s tighter than many polls that have consistently given Wolf a 20-point lead since the fall. But PoliticsPA notes: “YouGov uses an unique methodology but were judged to be the second-most accurate polling firm in the country after 2012. Their surveys have been done this year in conjunction with the New York Times and CBS News.”