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PA: 2010 Gov (PPP 3/29-4/1)

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Public Policy Polling (D)
3/29-4/1/10; 934 likely voters, 3.2% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

Pennsylvania

2010 Governor (trends)
46% Corbett, 31% Hoeffel (chart)
45% Corbett, 32% Onorato (chart)
43% Corbett, 30% Wagner (chart)
45% Corbett, 27% Williams

Job Approval / Disapproval
Gov. Rendell: 35 / 51 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Tom Corbett: 27 / 20
Joe Hoeffel: 10 / 11
Dan Onorato: 15 / 13
Jack Wagner: 15 / 10
Anthony Williams: 6 / 7

 

Comments
Westwoodnc Westwoodnc:

You really should put the party designation at least next to each candidate name. I have no idea which party these people belong to.

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Farleftandproud:

The GOP is predicting a huge landslide because they had success in killing ACORN, a legitimate organization, that recruited low income voters. It is alright because new organizations will regroup that will serve the same purpose as ACORN and will be stronger than before. The voters in inner cities, when I contact them in the nearest big city to me, I will only fire them up more, that congress, Fox News and other corporate forces shut them down. You are innocent until proven guilty and ACORN never had their day in court.

Philly voters need to revolt against the clear movement to discourage poorer and minority voters. Polls like these will tighten up once, they realize that historic health care reform takes affect. People like Corbett who filed lawsuits against reform may be getting some praise now, but will backfire on them eventually.

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Aaron_in_TX:

Corbett is a republican, all the rest are democrats. They all have very high unknowns, particularly the democrats.

PPP crosstabs show a significant undersampling of Obama voters.

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CUWriter:

Of course they're undersampling Obama voters... because those voters aren't going to show up in November. PPP weights based on projected electorate and they're pretty much on the money. If you think one-time voters who came out for Obama are going to show up en masse to vote for senate or gubernatorial races... then I suggest you look at Va., NJ or Mass for a reality check.

They'll be back in 2012 no doubt, but that doesn't help Corbett's opponents one bit.

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Farleftandproud:

Unfortunately this is all too true. Our country spends 100 times more on elections than any other country, yet our elections, especailly midterms have such low turnout. So much for Democracy. Education in America on the importance to participate in government has been a failure. I can't make anyone go out to vote.

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Farleftandproud:

Rendell is an awsome governor. I am sure 2 years from now, the PA Voters would love to have him back again, and he'll probably run for US Senate in 2016 and defeat Toomey. The grass is always greener in America, and the desire to vote against the party in power is greater than protecting the party that is in power. I will get really angry at anyone who doesn't vote in 2010 and complains about the GOP Agenda.

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Westwoodnc Westwoodnc:

Farleftandproud:
Rendell is an awsome governor.

Let's hear from Pennsylvanians:
"Job Approval / Disapproval
Gov. Rendell: 35 / 51 (chart)"

Oops

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Aaron_in_TX:

"then I suggest you look at Va., NJ or Mass for a reality check."

I don't read too much into those. Especially not NJ and VA. These off year gubernatorials almost always buck the president's party.

Mass...an open seat special election at an unorthodox time. I know people in MA who voted for Brown who are hardcore liberals. What exit info we have showed there were several factors involved, and Obama was not one of them for the majority. Change is a strong message, epecially when the previous occupant had the seat for 40 years and Coakley pulled a Hillary. Women who think they have a race locked up based on early polls seem to lose to charismatic men. Ie: Hillary, Coakley, Hutchinson.

I agree there will be an intensity gap this year that will favor republicans.

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