Poll Shows Governor’s Popularity Is Declining

January 29, 2013
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A new poll shows Governor Tom Corbett’s popularity may be declining.

A Quinnipiac University survey of 1,221 voters reports that 42 percent of those polled disapprove of Corbett’s job performance, and 36 percent said they approve.  A November poll showed 40 percent of that month’s respondents approved of the job the Governor has done, and 38 percent disapproved.

The new survey shows that 51 percent of those asked think Corbett has not done well enough to deserve a second term, while 31 percent responded that he has done a good job.

43 percent of the respondents approved of Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA following that organization’s sanctions against Penn State University, while 37 percent disapproved.  And, 53 percent of those who were polled said they think the NCAA penalties were too severe.

Pollsters says the survey’s sampling error margin is plus-to-minus 2.8 percentage points.

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