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Poll: Wolf Approval Below 40%

“Government” remains a key issue for voters as the budget stalemate continues.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 22, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

“Two in five (38%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believe” Gov. Tom Wolf (D) “is doing an ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ job as governor,” according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll (Sept. 13-18; 398 RVs; +/-6.2%).

“Half (50%) of registered Democrats, one in three (32%) independents, and one in four (24%) Republicans provide positive ratings of the Governor’s job performance, which is relatively consistent with his standing in the May survey. … Wolf’s job performance rating is similar to” former Gov. Ed Rendell’s (D) “and better than” Gov. Ron Corbett’s (R) “at similar points during their terms in office.”

“Half (48%) of the state’s registered voters believe the state is ‘on the wrong track,’ but there is no single issue or problem besides government that stands out as being most important. Registered voters mention government and politicians (30%), unemployment/economy (16%), education (11%), taxes (11%) and an assortment of other issues as being the most important problems facing the state.” (release)

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