Poll shows Corbett leading guv race, but Wagner close
State Attorney General Tom Corbett would top any of his potential Democratic rivals in a general election for governor next year, but state Auditor General Jack Wagner is running just a hair behind him, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by Dane & Associates on behalf of the Web site GrassrootsPA, surveyed just over 200 people. The unusually small sample size, coupled with the lack of specifics released, make the poll difficult to evaluate.
In a general election matchup, Corbett would net 41 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for Wagner, a lead within the margin of error. Twenty-two percent were undecided, according to the poll.
Corbett would top Philadelphia businessman Tom Knox 44 percent to 36 percent. He would edge Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato 44 percent to 32 percent, according to the poll. And he would beat Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel 53 percent to 27 percent. A matchup with Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty was not included.
October 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm