In what will probably be the final set of poll results before next Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf continues to hold a double-digit lead over his closest opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor.
The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Wolf with 43 percent of the potential votes, including those respondents who said they were “leaning” toward a particular candidate. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz stood at 26 percent, while state Treasurer Rob McCord had 14 percent of the potential vote, and former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty had only six percent. If you leave out the “leaners,” 27 percent of the survey’s respondents were undecided, and poll director Dr. G. Terry Madonna tells Radio PA News it appears many of the “undecided” simply will not be voting on Tuesday.
Dr. Madonna credits Wolf’s successful introduction to prospective voters, an effective campaign and Wolf’s ability to fend off attacks as planks that have led to the York businessman’s large lead.
According to the responding Democratic voters who say they are likely to vote, 37 percent favored Wolf, 20 percent went for Schwartz, 12 percent picked McCord and three percent chose McGinty.