February 26, 2014 - Wolf Tops Corbett By 19 Points In Pennsylvania Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gov Gets Low Grades On Top Priority - Economy/Jobs
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has a negative 36 - 52 percent approval rating, nearly matching his worst net score ever, and trails several possible Democratic challengers, especially York County businessman Tom Wolf, who tops the Republican incumbent 52 - 33 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters say 55 - 34 percent that Gov. Corbett does not deserve reelection, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Matchups against other Democratic contenders show:
  • U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz leads Corbett 44 - 38 percent;
  • State Treasurer Rob McCord is ahead 43 - 36 percent;
  • Former State Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger gets 40 percent to Corbett's 37 percent;
  • Former presidential advisor Katie McGinty gets 40 percent to Corbett's 38 percent;
  • Former State Auditor General Jack Wagner over Corbett 44 - 37 percent.
"Tom Wolf springs out of the pack to seize the lead from other Democrats snapping at the heels of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"We have eight months and change and we don't know what kind of damage Democrats will inflict on each other in a primary campaign, but Wolf is the man of the hour.

"Today, Gov. Corbett might tie a few possible Democratic challengers, but he beats no one."

Corbett gets a negative 38 - 46 percent favorability rating, compared to Wolf's positive 42 - 9 percent score. Anywhere from 66 percent to 85 percent of voters don't know enough about the other Democrats to form an opinion.

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 26 percent of Pennsylvania voters list the economy or jobs as the top priority for Corbett and the State Legislature, followed by 22 percent who list education or education funding and 10 percent who list some form of taxes.

Corbett gets a big negative 31 - 58 percent approval rating for his handling of the economy and jobs, with negative grades for his handling of other issues:
  • 32 - 56 percent for handling taxes;
  • 29 - 51 percent for handling health care;
  • 36 - 49 percent for handling energy and the environment;
  • 30 - 61 percent for handling education;
  • 29 - 60 percent for handling government spending;
  • 37 - 41 percent for handling transportation;
  • 24 - 32 percent for handling abortion.
Voters say 49 - 41 percent that Corbett has strong leadership qualities, but are divided 43 - 43 percent on whether he is honest and trustworthy. He does not care about their needs and problems, voters say 55 - 36 percent.

Minimum Wage

Pennsylvania voters support 70 - 28 percent raising the state's $7.25 per hour minimum wage. Support is 94 - 6 percent among Democrats and 68 - 30 percent among independent voters. Among Republicans, 51 percent support a wage hike, with 46 percent opposed.

Offered four choices:
  • 38 percent of voters support a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour;
  • 16 percent support an increase to something lower than $10.10;
  • 14 percent support an increase to more than $10.10;
  • 28 percent oppose an increase.
Hiking the minimum wage would help Pennsylvania's economy, 48 percent of voters say, while 30 percent say it would hurt and 19 percent say it wouldn't affect the economy.

"A total of 68 percent of voters say the Keystone State's economy is not so good or poor. In another question, 48 percent of voters say a minimum wage increase would help the economy. That adds fuel to the fire for higher wages," Malloy said.

From February 19 - 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,405 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Rob McCord the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
McCord               43%    12%    78%    37%    40%    45%    53%    40%    45%    40%
Corbett              36     70      6     35     39     33     23     39     35     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      2      5      5      5      4      4      4      5      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      3      4      5      3      4      5      3      4
DK/NA                13     12      8     19     11     15     15     13     12     14
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Rob McCord the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
McCord               43      42      43      44      38
Corbett              36      39      35      35      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4       2       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       3       3       3       3
DK/NA                13      15      17      17      16
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Allyson Schwartz the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Schwartz             44%    12%    80%    39%    41%    46%    56%    41%    44%    41%
Corbett              38     74      6     38     43     34     27     42     36     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      1      3      4      3      3      -      4      3      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      4      4      4      4      4      5      5      3
DK/NA                11      9      7     15      8     14     13      9     12     11
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Allyson Schwartz the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Schwartz             44      45      45      47      42
Corbett              38      37      35      34      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       1       1       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       4       3       3       3
DK/NA                11      12      16      14      15
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were John Hanger the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Hanger               40%    10%    76%    34%    36%    43%    56%    36%    40%    39%
Corbett              37     72      7     35     42     33     23     40     37     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      3      3      4      5      2      3      4      4      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      4      5      5      4      4      6      4      4
DK/NA                15     12     10     22     12     18     13     15     16     15
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were John Hanger the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Hanger               40      37      41
Corbett              37      42      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5       5       2
DK/NA                15      14      13
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Katie McGinty the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
McGinty              40%    10%    77%    34%    38%    43%    48%    37%    43%    40%
Corbett              38     73      6     38     42     34     28     40     37     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      4      4      4      2      4      4      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      4      3      5      4      5      5      4      4
DK/NA                14     11      9     20     11     17     15     14     13     14
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Katie McGinty the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
McGinty              40      44
Corbett              38      37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       3
DK/NA                14      15
 
 
5. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Tom Wolf the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Wolf                 52%    22%    85%    49%    50%    54%    52%    47%    57%    53%
Corbett              33     65      5     32     37     30     31     36     30     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      2      2      -      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      3      3      2      4      4      1      1
DK/NA                11     11      7     14      8     14     12     12     10     12
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Tom Wolf the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Wolf                 52      44      39
Corbett              33      37      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       5       2
DK/NA                11      14      18
 
 
6. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jack Wagner the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Wagner               44%    14%    78%    39%    42%    45%    56%    40%    45%    40%
Corbett              37     73      7     34     40     34     25     40     37     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      3      5      4      2      3      4      3      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      5      4      3      2      4      3      4
DK/NA                12     11      8     18     10     15     14     12     11     14
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jack Wagner the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Wagner               44      48
Corbett              37      36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       4
DK/NA                12      11
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Tom Corbett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            38%    67%    15%    34%    44%    34%    28%    41%    38%    40%
Unfavorable          46     22     67     47     47     45     42     42     51     47
Hvn't hrd enough     13      8     16     16      8     18     30     15      8      8
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      1      3      -      2      2      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tom Corbett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 26  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13  Jul 13  May 13  Apr 29
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2010    2010    2013
 
Favorable            38      30      29      39      44      49      29
Unfavorable          46      42      43      44      11      13      43
Hvn't hrd enough     13      25      25      14      44      36      25
REFUSED               2       3       3       2       1       1       3
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Rob McCord favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            13%     9%    20%    10%    15%    12%     9%    13%    17%    11%
Unfavorable           8     11      3     10     11      5     10      9      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     79     79     77     80     74     83     81     78     76     82
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob McCord favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 26  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            13      10       9      12
Unfavorable           8       4       5       5
Hvn't hrd enough     79      85      85      83
REFUSED               1       1       1       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Allyson Schwartz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            20%     8%    33%    18%    21%    19%    18%    20%    22%    20%
Unfavorable          13     21      4     13     17     10     11     14     13     14
Hvn't hrd enough     66     71     62     68     61     71     71     66     65     65
REFUSED               -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Allyson Schwartz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Feb 26  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Favorable            20      19      20      22
Unfavorable          13       8      10      11
Hvn't hrd enough     66      72      69      67
REFUSED               -       1       1       1
 
 
10. Is your opinion of John Hanger favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable             8%     3%    13%     8%    10%     6%    20%     8%     5%     5%
Unfavorable           6      9      4      5      7      6      7      6      5      6
Hvn't hrd enough     85     87     83     86     83     88     73     85     90     87
REFUSED               -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Hanger favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 26  Mar 13
                     2014    2013
 
Favorable             8       6
Unfavorable           6       5
Hvn't hrd enough     85      89
REFUSED               -       -
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Katie McGinty favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            11%     6%    15%    12%    13%     9%    15%    10%    11%     8%
Unfavorable           6     11      1      5      7      5      8      5      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     83     83     84     82     80     86     77     84     83     84
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Tom Wolf favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            42%    31%    56%    42%    43%    42%    19%    41%    49%    48%
Unfavorable           9     14      3      8     11      7     11     11      6      8
Hvn't hrd enough     48     55     41     50     46     50     71     48     44     42
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1      -      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tom Wolf favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 26  Mar 13
                     2014    2013
 
Favorable            42      10
Unfavorable           9       5
Hvn't hrd enough     48      85
REFUSED               1       -
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Jack Wagner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            21%    17%    29%    16%    24%    17%    21%    19%    22%    22%
Unfavorable          11     17      6      9     12      9      9     11     11     11
Hvn't hrd enough     68     64     64     75     62     73     70     69     67     65
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1      1      -      1      -      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Jack Wagner favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 26  May 13  Apr 08  Mar 03  Dec 17  Sep 30  Jul 21
                     2014    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            21      19      18      20      22      22      18
Unfavorable          11       7       8       7       5       6       4
Hvn't hrd enough     68      73      72      71      72      71      76
REFUSED               1       1       2       2       1       1       1
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    64%    13%    32%    39%    33%    29%    36%    34%    38%
Disapprove           52     28     74     55     53     51     48     49     57     55
DK/NA                12      8     14     13      8     16     22     15      9      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as Governor? (* Approve Low also 35% Jun 2012)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DISAPPROVE
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Sep 29  Jun 07  Dec 18
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2011    2013*   2013
 
Approve              36      36      35      38      50      35      36
Disapprove           52      53      48      47      32      48      53
DK/NA                12      11      16      15      18      16      11
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              30%    48%    20%    24%    33%    28%    32%    29%    33%    27%
Disapprove           54     38     65     59     57     52     48     56     57     53
DK/NA                15     15     15     17     10     20     21     15     11     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13  Apr 10  May 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2003    2010*
 
Approve              30      31      27      29      28      49      25
Disapprove           54      56      53      52      58      24      59
DK/NA                15      13      20      19      14      27      16
 
 
31. Do you feel that Tom Corbett deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         34%    61%    12%    31%    38%    31%    30%    37%    32%    36%
No/Does not          55     30     79     55     55     55     59     50     60     55
DK/NA                11      9      9     14      7     14     11     14      8      9
 
TREND: Do you feel that Tom Corbett deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13  Jan 29
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
 
Yes/Deserves         34      36      32      32      35      31
No/Does not          55      56      52      50      53      51
DK/NA                11       9      16      17      12      18
 
 
32. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Pennsylvania today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        3%     5%     2%     -      5%     1%     3%     3%     3%     3%
Smwht satisfied      41     56     27     41     42     40     49     42     36     42
Smwht dissatisfied   36     27     43     36     33     38     31     36     38     34
Very dissatisfied    20     11     28     22     21     20     16     19     23     20
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Pennsylvania today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Jun 07  Apr 29  Mar 13  Jun 05  Dec 15
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2002    2010
 
Very satisfied        3       2       4       4       3       8       2
Smwht satisfied      41      39      42      41      41      60      35
Smwht dissatisfied   36      36      34      38      38      22      37
Very dissatisfied    20      21      18      16      18       8      25
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       3       1
 
 
33. What do you think should be the top priority for Governor Corbett and the State Legislature in 2014?
                            Tot
 
Economy(General)             6%
Jobs/Unemployment           19
Economy(Other)               1
 
Wages/Minimum Wage           2
 
Budget(General)              3
Government spending          2
Budget deficit               1
 
Taxes(General)               5
Property taxes               1
Taxes on oil/gas industry    2
Taxes(Other)                 2
 
Education(General)          15
Funding/Spending education   5
Education(Other)             2
 
Unions (General)             1
 
Crime/Safety                 1
Healthcare                   3
Social Issues/Soc Services   3
Poverty/Homelessness         1
Elderly Issues               1
Gay marriage/Gay Issues      1
Roads/Infrastructure         3
Transportation               1
Environment                  1
Hydro-fracking               1
Gas/Oil/Energy Issues        1
Fuel Costs/Gas prices        1
Voting/Election issues       1
Reduce size of legislature   1
Other                        5
DK/NA                        8
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - the economy and jobs?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              31%    52%    14%    26%    34%    28%    31%    34%    27%    32%
Disapprove           58     38     77     63     57     58     54     56     64     56
DK/NA                11     10      9     12      8     13     15     10      9     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling the economy and jobs? (* handling the economy)
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013*
 
Approve              31      33
Disapprove           58      57
DK/NA                11      10
 
 
35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - energy and the environment?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    61%    16%    33%    42%    31%    40%    38%    32%    35%
Disapprove           49     26     69     49     49     48     45     44     56     48
DK/NA                15     14     15     18      9     21     14     18     12     17
 
 
36. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - health care?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              29%    46%    17%    25%    31%    26%    25%    30%    28%    30%
Disapprove           51     34     69     48     52     50     54     50     53     49
DK/NA                20     20     14     27     17     24     21     20     18     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling health care?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Approve              29      33
Disapprove           51      51
DK/NA                20      16
 
 
37. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - education?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              30%    51%    12%    26%    35%    25%    15%    33%    29%    32%
Disapprove           61     41     79     64     59     64     75     59     63     56
DK/NA                 9      8      8     10      6     11     10      8      7     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling education?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Approve              30      28
Disapprove           61      62
DK/NA                 9      10
 
 
38. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - government spending?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              29%    46%    13%    30%    35%    23%    21%    31%    29%    32%
Disapprove           60     44     75     60     58     62     69     59     62     56
DK/NA                11     10     12     10      7     14     10     10      9     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling government spending?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Approve              29      26
Disapprove           60      64
DK/NA                11      10
 
 
39. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - taxes?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              32%    51%    16%    31%    37%    28%    29%    35%    30%    33%
Disapprove           56     39     71     58     56     56     54     54     60     55
DK/NA                12     11     13     12      7     16     17     11     10     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling taxes?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Approve              32      28
Disapprove           56      62
DK/NA                12      10
 
 
40. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - transportation?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              37%    50%    28%    34%    38%    36%    47%    38%    34%    34%
Disapprove           41     27     51     46     44     38     28     41     50     38
DK/NA                22     22     21     20     17     26     25     21     16     28
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling transportation?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Approve              37      34
Disapprove           41      47
DK/NA                22      19
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling - the issue of abortion?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              24%    40%    11%    23%    29%    20%    20%    28%    24%    21%
Disapprove           32     14     50     31     31     33     37     30     32     34
DK/NA                44     46     38     46     40     47     43     42     44     45
 
 
42. Would you say that Tom Corbett - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  49%    72%    32%    46%    53%    45%    52%    54%    46%    45%
No                   41     22     57     42     40     41     31     37     44     47
DK/NA                10      6     11     13      7     14     18      9     10      9
 
TREND: Would you say that Tom Corbett has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18  Nov 15
                     2014    2013    2012
 
Yes                  49      48      47
No                   41      45      35
DK/NA                10       7      18
 
 
43. Would you say that Tom Corbett - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                              AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  43%    68%    24%    38%    49%    38%    31%    40%    44%    52%
No                   43     25     56     48     44     42     53     45     43     34
DK/NA                14      7     20     14      7     21     16     15     13     14
 
TREND: Would you say that Tom Corbett is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  43      43
No                   43      46
DK/NA                14      11
 
 
44. Would you say that Tom Corbett - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  36%    61%    17%    33%    41%    33%    36%    36%    33%    39%
No                   55     32     74     57     52     57     53     54     59     52
DK/NA                 9      7      9     10      8     10     11     10      8      9
 
TREND: Would you say that Tom Corbett cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  36      35
No                   55      57
DK/NA                 9       8
 
 
45. Do you think Tom Corbett is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Liberal              13%    18%     9%    11%    13%    12%     6%    15%    13%    14%
Conservative         35     12     58     35     35     34     50     29     38     32
About right          38     60     19     41     40     37     34     41     36     39
DK/NA                14     11     14     14     11     17     11     15     13     15
 
TREND: Do you think Tom Corbett is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Feb 26  Dec 18
                     2014    2013
 
Liberal              13      15
Conservative         35      33
About right          38      37
DK/NA                14      15
 
 
46. Would you describe the state of Pennsylvania's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             -      -      1%     -      1%     -      -      -      -      1%
Good                 30     40     19     30     35     25     46     28     27     28
Not so good          49     44     53     51     47     50     39     50     50     50
Poor                 19     14     26     18     16     22     15     20     22     18
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2      -      2      -      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Pennsylvania's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             Exclnt+Good...
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 26  Apr 29  Mar 25  Feb 11  Jul 14  Jun 24  Feb 11
                     2014    2013    2009    2009    2005    2004    2009
 
Excellent             -       1       -       -       1       1       -
Good                 30      33      17      11      41      42      11
Not so good          49      47      55      50      43      42      50
Poor                 19      17      26      38      13      13      38
DK/NA                 1       2       2       1       2       2       1
 
 
47. Do you think Pennsylvania's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               19%    21%    16%    19%    24%    14%    24%    18%    17%    18%
Worse                22     17     29     22     16     28     23     21     26     21
The same             58     62     53     59     60     56     52     60     55     59
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Do you think Pennsylvania's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Feb 26  Apr 29  Mar 25
                     2014    2013    2009
 
Better               19      21       5
Worse                22      23      35
The same             58      55      56
DK/NA                 1       1       3
 
 
48. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better off           32%    32%    30%    36%    36%    28%    51%    38%    28%    19%
Worse off            43     42     47     35     40     46     40     40     48     43
SAME(VOL)            24     25     23     27     23     26      9     21     25     37
DK/NA                 1      -      -      2      1      1      -      1      -      1
 
TREND: Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago? (*Low also 23% Nov 2008)
                                                             BETTER OFF....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 26  Apr 29  Mar 14  Feb 12  Nov 26  Jul 13  Feb 12
                     2014    2013    2012    2009    2008    2004    2009*
 
Better off           32      32      32      23      23      39      23
Worse off            43      43      44      54      54      35      54
SAME(VOL)            24      24      22      22      22      24      22
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1       1       1
 
 
49. Would you support or oppose raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage, which is now $7.25 an hour?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              70%    51%    94%    68%    64%    75%    68%    69%    71%    70%
Oppose               28     46      6     30     33     23     30     29     26     26
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      3      2      1      1      3      3
 
 
50. (If support q49) Do you think that Pennsylvania's minimum wage should be $10.10 an hour, should be less than $10.10 an hour, or should be more than $10.10 an hour?
                     SUPPORTS INCREASE Q49.................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Exactly $10.10       54%    45%    58%    55%    51%    56%
Less than $10.10     24     41     14     27     26     22
More than $10.10     21     13     27     16     21     21
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      3      1
 
 
50a. (COMBINED Q49 & Q50) Would you support or oppose raising Pennsylvania's minimum wage, which is now $7.25 an hour? IF SUPPORT: Do you think that Pennsylvania's minimum wage should be $10.10 an hour, should be less than $10.10 an hour, or should be more than $10.10 an hour?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Increase to $10.10   38%    23%    54%    38%    33%    42%    41%    39%    35%    37%
Increase < $10.10    16     21     13     18     16     17     15     16     17     17
Increase > $10.10    14      7     25     11     13     16     12     13     18     15
Oppose increase      28     46      6     30     33     23     30     29     26     26
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      4      3      1      3      4      4
 
 
51. Do you think an increase in Pennsylvania's minimum wage would help the state's economy, hurt the state's economy, or wouldn't affect the state's economy?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Help                 48%    28%    71%    45%    42%    53%    49%    50%    47%    44%
Hurt                 30     51      7     29     36     25     25     31     30     31
Wouldn't affect      19     18     18     23     21     17     25     15     20     19
DK/NA                 3      4      3      4      2      5      2      3      2      6
 
 

Demographic Summary