September 28, 2011 - Pennsylvania Voters Want Winner-Take-All, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Obama Ties Romney, Tops Perry Or Santorum

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By a slight 52 - 40 percent majority, Pennsylvania voters want to continue the state's current winner-take-all Electoral College system, rather than switch to a system where Electoral College votes are awarded based on the winner in each congressional district, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters say 57 - 32 percent that Republicans in the State Legislature want to switch to a district-by-district count to help Republican presidential candidates, rather than to better reflect the will of the voters, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

And voters say 51 - 38 percent that the switch will diminish Pennsylvania's importance as a key presidential swing state.

Keep winner-take-all, Democrats say 63 - 30 percent and independent voters say 53 - 43 percent. Republicans are divided 44 - 48 percent. Support for the current system is strongest in Southeast Pennsylvania, 62 - 34 percent, and Philadelphia, 59 - 29 percent. Support for a shift to district-by-district is strongest in Northwest Pennsylvania, 49 - 48 percent.

The shift would help Republicans, Democrats say 78 - 14 percent and independent voters say 61 - 30 percent. Republicans say 57 - 29 percent the switch would better reflect voter will.

"Pennsylvania voters say stick to the winner-take-all formula used in most states: Whoever gets the most popular votes, wins all of the state's Electoral College votes," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The survey, not surprisingly, comes down along party lines. With 20 electoral votes at stake in a state that hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988, Republicans see an advantage in having electoral votes divided between candidates based on the individual congressional districts they win."

"Democrats especially are opposed, while independent voters side with them. Strangely, Republicans are not strongly in favor of the change," Malloy added.

"Pennsylvania voters think abandoning the traditional Electoral College formula would reduce the state's swing state clout.

"Overall, most Pennsylvanians think the proposal is being presented to give partisan advantage to Republicans. By large margins, Democrats and independent voters are not buying that 'will of the voters' argument."

In the Republican presidential primary race, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has 18 percent, with 16 percent for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 12 percent for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, 8 percent for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and no other candidate, including Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, above 6 percent.

In an early look at the 2012 presidential election:
  • President Barack Obama gets 45 percent to 43 percent for Romney, a tie and virtually unchanged from the August 2 Quinnipiac University poll;
  • President Obama tops Perry 46 - 40 percent, also virtually unchanged;
  • Obama beats Santorum 45 - 42 percent, compared to 45 - 43 percent.
Pennsylvania voters disapprove 54 - 43 percent of the job Obama is doing, unchanged from the results August 2. Voters say 51 - 44 percent that Obama does not deserve a second term, compared to 52 - 42 percent August 2.

"Despite the debates and the fiery campaign rhetoric, there is not much movement in the presidential race," Malloy said.

"Despite spotty debate performances, Perry has crept up on Romney, moving 8 points since August 2, before he formally announced his candidacy."

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr., gets a 46 - 30 percent approval rating and voters say 48 - 31 percent that he deserves another six-year term. Casey tops an unnamed Republican challenger 50 - 31 percent.

From September 21 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,370 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 541 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican)If the 2012 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, and Herman Cain for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS..............
                                          PrtOf  WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Men    Wom    TeaPty Evnglcl
 
Palin                 8%     7%     9%    10%     8%
Gingrich              4      5      4      6      4
Romney               18     21     15     12      9
Bachmann              6      5      7      8      6
Perry                16     18     13     20     16
Santorum             12     11     14     11     15
Paul                  5      9      2     10      7
Huntsman              2      2      2      -      1
Cain                  5      8      3      7      7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      3      -      1
DK/NA                19     13     26     13     24
 
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican)If the 2012 Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain for whom would you vote? (na=not asked)
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Palin                 8      12      11
Gingrich              4       4       5
Romney               18      21      21
Bachmann              6      11       5
Perry                16       8      na
Santorum             12      14      16
Paul                  5       5       6
Huntsman              2       1       1
Cain                  5       4       8
Pawlenty             na       2       4
McCotter             na       -      na
Johnson              na      na       -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       3
DK/NA                19      14      17
 
 
2. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Santorum the Republican for whom would you vote?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Obama                45%     5%    79%    45%    42%    47%    48%
Santorum             42     84     10     38     44     39     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      3      3      2      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2      5      3      4      4
DK/NA                 8      6      7     10      7      8      7
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Obama                56%    76%    42%    49%    29%    32%    35%
Santorum             32     15     40     37     53     55     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      4      3      1      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      2      1      3     10      5      3
DK/NA                 4      7     13      9      7      6      7
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Santorum the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Obama                45      45      49
Santorum             42      43      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3       4
DK/NA                 8       7       7
 
3. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican for whom would you vote?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Obama                45%     5%    82%    40%    40%    48%    49%
Romney               43     85      9     44     48     39     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      3      3      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      2      1      2      1
DK/NA                 8      5      8     11      8      8      8
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Obama                49%    75%    40%    49%    32%    34%    35%
Romney               37     17     44     40     59     55     51
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      2      3      1      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      -      1      2      3      3      2
DK/NA                 8      8     13      6      5      6      9
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican for whom would you vote?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15
                     2011    2011    2011
 
Obama                45      42      47
Romney               43      44      40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3       4
DK/NA                 8       8       6
 
 
4. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Perry the Republican for whom would you vote?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Obama                46%     5%    82%    45%    43%    49%    49%
Perry                40     86      7     36     44     37     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      3      3      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2      4      2      3      3
DK/NA                 8      5      8     12      8      9     10
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Obama                52%    78%    42%    52%    34%    34%    36%
Perry                36     14     41     35     52     51     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      3      3      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      -      2      3      6      4      2
DK/NA                 6      6     11      7      8      9      9
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Rick Perry the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02
                     2011    2011
 
Obama                46      45
Perry                40      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                 8      10
 
 
5. Compared to past presidential elections, how would you describe your level of enthusiasm about voting in the 2012 presidential election next year - are you more enthusiastic than usual, less enthusiastic, or about the same as usual?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
More                 31%    47%    22%    26%    36%    26%    29%
Less                 23     13     27     27     20     25     23
About the same       46     39     50     46     43     47     47
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
More                 24%    36%    32%    31%    30%    36%    29%
Less                 28     18     24     23     23     24     22
About the same       46     45     44     45     46     40     48
DK/NA                 3      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Favorable            45%     6%    80%    43%    42%    48%    48%
Unfavorable          49     89     15     49     54     45     46
Hvn't hrd enough      2      2      1      4      2      3      2
REFUSED               3      3      4      4      2      4      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Favorable            52%    77%    43%    51%    30%    32%    34%
Unfavorable          46     19     52     44     67     58     58
Hvn't hrd enough      -      1      2      2      2      6      4
REFUSED               2      3      4      3      1      4      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 28  May 22  May 1   Apr 2   Feb 27  May 22  Feb  8
                     2011    2008    2008    2008    2008    2008    2007
 
Favorable            45      50      49      49      49      50      39
Unfavorable          49      34      32      31      26      34      15
Hvn't hrd enough      2      13      15      18      22      13      45
REFUSED               3       3       4       3       2       3       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Rick Santorum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Favorable            33%    60%    14%    30%    35%    31%    30%
Unfavorable          37     15     53     42     40     35     42
Hvn't hrd enough     29     25     32     27     25     33     26
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Favorable            28%    16%    32%    34%    35%    42%    39%
Unfavorable          54     42     28     42     30     33     33
Hvn't hrd enough     17     41     38     24     35     24     27
REFUSED               1      2      2      -      -      1      2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Favorable            32%    52%    15%    37%    37%    28%    32%
Unfavorable          28     11     42     28     30     27     35
Hvn't hrd enough     37     37     41     31     31     44     32
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      1      1
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Favorable            29%    22%    33%    35%    32%    27%    38%
Unfavorable          39     30     26     34     21     22     26
Hvn't hrd enough     29     47     39     29     46     48     36
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      1      3      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 28  Dec 5   Oct 10  Aug 23  Aug 8   Sep 29  Feb  8
                     2011    2007    2007    2007    2007    2011    2007
 
Favorable            32      23      24      25      17      32      12
Unfavorable          28      23      23      23      19      28      11
Hvn't hrd enough     37      53      51      50      63      37      76
REFUSED               2       1       2       2       1       2       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of - Rick Perry favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Favorable            20%    43%     4%    15%    23%    17%    19%
Unfavorable          33     10     50     37     36     30     38
Hvn't hrd enough     47     47     46     47     41     53     43
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Favorable            20%     9%    20%    14%    20%    23%    27%
Unfavorable          35     37     33     40     26     21     31
Hvn't hrd enough     44     53     47     45     53     56     41
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      1
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              46%    32%    60%    44%    42%    49%    53%
Disapprove           30     41     20     33     37     25     32
DK/NA                24     27     19     24     21     26     15
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              41%    56%    40%    43%    39%    46%    48%
Disapprove           34     23     35     32     30     37     28
DK/NA                25     21     25     25     31     18     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17  May 28  Dec 16
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2010
 
Approve              46      48      47      44      44      56      39
Disapprove           30      29      26      26      24      21      29
DK/NA                24      23      27      30      31      23      32
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              43%    61%    31%    41%    48%    38%    39%
Disapprove           32     16     43     34     30     34     41
DK/NA                26     23     26     24     22     28     20
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              42%    36%    44%    42%    34%    43%    48%
Disapprove           30     31     29     40     30     31     28
DK/NA                28     33     27     18     36     26     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              43      44      45      43      41
Disapprove           32      31      28      25      21
DK/NA                26      25      27      31      39
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              43%     6%    77%    41%    39%    47%    44%
Disapprove           54     92     19     57     58     50     52
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      3      3      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              46%    77%    42%    45%    31%    26%    36%
Disapprove           49     22     54     52     67     68     62
DK/NA                 5      1      4      3      2      5      2
 
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17  May 04  Apr 28
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              43      43      48      42      51      66      42
Disapprove           54      54      48      53      44      29      53
DK/NA                 3       3       4       5       5       5       5
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              25%     5%    45%    25%    22%    29%    25%
Disapprove           69     91     49     71     74     65     71
DK/NA                 5      4      6      4      4      7      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              30%    44%    25%    25%    18%    22%    20%
Disapprove           67     49     68     69     77     74     76
DK/NA                 3      7      7      6      5      4      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their job?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02
                     2011    2011
 
Approve              25      28
Disapprove           69      67
DK/NA                 5       5
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              24%    46%     8%    22%    27%    22%    21%
Disapprove           70     48     89     72     69     71     73
DK/NA                 6      7      3      6      4      7      6
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              26%    11%    21%    26%    25%    29%    28%
Disapprove           71     84     67     69     70     68     66
DK/NA                 2      5     12      4      4      3      6
 
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02
                     2011    2011
 
Approve              24      28
Disapprove           70      68
DK/NA                 6       5
 
 
17. Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement or not?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes                  13%    26%     2%    13%    15%    12%    12%
No                   83     68     96     84     81     84     81
DK/NA                 4      6      2      3      4      4      7
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes                  17%     9%    12%     8%    15%    19%    17%
No                   80     90     80     88     78     76     81
DK/NA                 4      2      8      3      7      4      3
 
TREND: Do you consider yourself part of the Tea party movement or not?
                     Sep 28  Jul 14  Apr 8
                     2011    2010    2010
 
Yes                  13      12      14
No                   83      82      80
DK/NA                 4       6       6
 
 
19. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes/Deserves         44%     6%    77%    44%    41%    47%    47%
No/Does not          51     92     19     49     54     49     47
DK/NA                 5      2      5      7      5      5      6
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes/Deserves         52%    78%    39%    48%    33%    26%    35%
No/Does not          45     15     55     47     62     69     60
DK/NA                 3      7      6      5      4      6      4
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17  Jul 14
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Yes/deserves         44      42      48      42      48      42
No/does not          51      52      46      52      45      48
DK/NA                 5       6       6       6       8      10
 
 
20. If the 2012 election for United States Senator were being held today, do you think you would vote for Bob Casey Jr. the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Casey                50%    12%    86%    47%    44%    54%    55%
Republican           31     70      4     27     35     27     31
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  9     10      3     13      9      8      8
DK/NA                10      8      7     13     11     10      7
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Casey                51%    74%    47%    50%    44%    49%    41%
Republican           28     11     31     32     38     37     36
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 13      6      8      5      8      5     13
DK/NA                 8      9     15     12     10      9      9
 
TREND: If the 2012 election for United States Senator were being held today, do you think you would vote for Bob Casey Jr. the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17  Dec 16
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Casey                50      47      47      46      45      43
Republican           31      35      32      34      35      35
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  9       8      10       9       9      11
DK/NA                10      10      11      11      11      11
 
 
21. Do you feel that Bob Casey Jr. deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    24%    73%    45%    46%    50%    53%
No/Does not          31     54     11     33     36     27     34
DK/NA                20     22     16     22     18     23     13
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    63%    45%    46%    40%    53%    46%
No/Does not          36     13     40     31     33     34     33
DK/NA                16     24     15     23     28     13     22
 
TREND: Do you feel that Bob Casey Jr. deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17  Dec 16
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Yes/deserves         48      47      47      48      46      40
No/does not          31      33      31      31      28      33
DK/NA                20      19      21      21      26      27
 
 
30. In a presidential election all of Pennsylvania's electoral votes go to the statewide popular vote winner. There is a proposal in the legislature to divide Pennsylvania's electoral votes between candidates based on the number of congressional districts they win. Which comes closer to your view: A) Pennsylvania should continue to award all of its electoral votes to the statewide popular vote winner, OR B) Pennsylvania should divide its electoral votes between candidates based on the congressional districts they win?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
All                  52%    44%    63%    53%    56%    49%    55%
By district          40     48     30     43     39     41     42
DK/NA                 7      9      7      5      5     10      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
All                  55%    59%    51%    62%    48%    50%    44%
By district          36     29     39     34     49     45     47
DK/NA                 9     12     10      4      4      5      8
 
 
31. If Pennsylvania does split its electoral votes by congressional district, do you think it will hurt Pennsylvania's importance as a key swing state in Presidential elections, or don't you think it will affect Pennsylvania's importance as a key swing state in presidential elections?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes/Will hurt        51%    43%    60%    50%    54%    48%    56%
No/Won't affect      38     42     31     40     38     38     36
DK/NA                11     15      9      9      7     14      8
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes/Will hurt        54%    60%    44%    56%    60%    46%    45%
No/Won't affect      37     28     40     39     32     44     40
DK/NA                10     11     16      5      9     10     15
 
 
32. Which comes closer to your view regarding the Republicans who are proposing to split the State's electoral votes by congressional district: A) The Republicans are doing this because they think it will help them win the presidential election, OR B) The Republicans are doing this because they think it will more accurately reflect the views of Pennsylvania voters?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Help win             57%    29%    78%    61%    59%    55%    58%
Reflect views        32     57     14     30     32     32     33
DK/NA                11     14      8     10      9     13      8
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Help win             66%    72%    52%    64%    47%    48%    50%
Reflect views        26     17     30     28     45     41     38
DK/NA                 7     11     18      8      8     12     12
 

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