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PA: 44% Corbett, 37% Onorato (Quinnipiac 7/6-11)

Topics: Pennsylvania , poll

Quinnipiac
7/6-11/10; 1,367 registered voters, 2.7% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

Pennsylvania

2010 Governor
44% Corbett (R), 37% Onorato (D) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Dan Onorato: 31 / 16
Tom Corbett: 44 / 11

Job Approval / Disapproval
Gov. Rendell: 42 / 50 (chart)
Sen. Specter: 35 / 57 (chart)
Sen. Casey: 48 / 29 (chart)

 

Comments
Paleo:

Not bad numbers for Onorato. And Corbett's's comments channeling Sharon Angle regarding the unemployed only became known at the end of the polling period.

"If Tom Corbett is trying to position himself as a moderate for the general election, well, this isn't the way. He's publicly using the Sharron Angle line of argumentation that unemployment benefits cause more unemployment, because, naturally, people would rather live on their meager checks than go out and get one of those many abundant jobs that are out there."

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Poll Troll:

@Pale

I think most people agree with Angle's assessment. Remember, there are a lot more workers than welfare bums. In these times it's hard to convince people to work hard so others don't have to.

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Field Marshal:

And Corbett is 100% correct and is backed by numerous well-known economists on that issue. I guess telling the truth to voters makes one "far-right" and "bad". LOL.

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Paleo:

So people who collect unemployment are "welfare bums." Can I nominate you to be PR spokesman for the national Republicans?

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Farleftandproud:

You just don't show such inconsideration for the unemployed like Corbett did and expect there won't be repurcusions. He was one of those governors who filed a lawsuit against passing comprehensive health reform which prevents insurance companies from denying people coverage of pre-existing conditions. People like this are bad for PA and bad for America in general.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

He said that in my hometown. Rachel Maddow said he said it in Elizabethtown yesterday. We got a shout out. I didn't even know he was here. YEs Onorato is not well known so he needs to get his name out there. However, Rendell is definitely hurting his numbers for sure, BUt, remarks like that don't fly in this state. Ask Santorum and comments that he made about mothers working instead of being at home.

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Sean Murphy:

"People like this are bad for PA and bad for America in general"

No Obamacare is bad for PA and bad for America in general so good for Corbett filing a law suit.

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Farleftandproud:

GOP Stands For Greedy Obnoxious pigs

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Farleftandproud:

I really like Bob Casey. I hope the Democrats can find more candidates like him that can embrace some issues that can win some Republican leaners. He may get slammed from liberals for being socially conservative like Stupak and some of those other pro-life Democratic congressmen and women, but he addresses these issues without sounding angry. He probably doesn't support gay marriage or civil unions, but I can respect people in my party who feel this way. Casey can counteract this by being progressive in other areas like financial reform, energy and other topics.

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tjampel:

Field Marshal:

"And Corbett is 100% correct and is backed by numerous well-known economists on that issue. I guess telling the truth to voters makes one "far-right" and "bad". LOL."

If Corbett is 100% correct then blame 9.5% unemployment on lazy workers refusing to sign up for millions of jobs out there that both politicians and economists are unaware of (though you and Corbett seem to know more than them, I guess).

If there are not millions of jobs out there--- if, in fact, we're millions of jobs short (which I thought every Republican agreed on, since they trumpet the high unemployment rate all the time), then pulling the plug on the UI benefits of the millions of workers who currently depend on them just to stay off the streets, won't result in any additional employment...just a lot more folks with no hope for a job living on the streets with their families. Not really something I'd expect you'd be concerned about.

You want to have it both ways, I know.

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