Corbett up 11 among likely voters, poll says
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Corbett continues to enjoy a double-digit lead among those Pennsylvanians most likely to go to the polls in November, according to a new survey.
The Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday found Corbett, the state attorney general, leading Democratic nominee Dan Onorato by 11 points among likely voters, 38 percent to 27 percent. Almost a third of voters remain undecided, according to the poll.
Corbett’s edge is much smaller among all registered voters: only one point, 29 percent to 28 percent. But at the moment, only 37 percent of the Keystone State’s Democrats are projected to vote this November, according to the poll, compared with 45 percent of Republicans.
The latest data indicates that both candidates still have plenty of room to see their numbers change with an effective paid media blitz. Forty percent of voters still don’t know enough about Corbett to form an opinion, and 53 percent don’t know enough about Onorato. Both candidates have similar favorability ratings.
The survey of 577 Keystone State adults, including 485 registered voters, was conducted Aug. 16 to 23, and had a margin of error of 5.4 percent when polling likely voters.
August 26, 2010 at 9:31 am