June 12, 2012 - Women Give Obama 6-Point Lead In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gov. Corbett Job Approval At Lowest Point Ever

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With strong support from women and independent voters, President Barack Obama leads Gov. Mitt Romney 46 - 40 among Pennsylvania voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Romney would do a better job on the economy, voters say 49 - 41 percent.

The matchup compares to a 47 - 39 percent Obama lead in a May 3 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In today's survey, women back President Obama 51 - 36 percent, while men tip to Romney 44 - 40 percent. Obama leads 83 - 10 percent among Democrats and 43 - 35 percent among independent voters, while Republican voters back Romney 80 - 7 percent.

Pennsylvania voters say 77 - 18 percent that Obama is a likable person, compared to 58 - 29 percent for Romney. The Republican would create more jobs, voters say 45 percent, while 43 percent say Obama would create more jobs.

"President Barack Obama is holding his ground against Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania. While almost four-fifths of voters, including 58 percent of Republicans, say the President is a likable person, where the rubber meets the road on the campaign trail - the economy - Romney has the lead," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Pennsylvanians may like the president more than they like Mitt Romney, but the warm and fuzzy feeling gives way to the cold hard truth of a still shaky economy."

In the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Casey Jr. leads coal mine-owner Tom Smith, his largely unknown Republican challenger, 51 - 32 percent. Voters approve 51 - 29 percent of the job Casey is doing and say 49 - 32 percent that he deserves reelection.

Casey gets a 45 - 23 percent favorability rating while 71 percent of voters say they don't know enough about Smith to form an opinion.

Governor's Approval

Pennsylvania voters disapprove 47 - 36 percent of the job Gov. Tom Corbett is doing, his lowest approval rating ever and down from an all-time high of a 50 - 32 percent approval in a September 29 Quinnipiac University poll. Women disapprove 51 - 32 percent while men are split with 40 percent approving and 43 percent disapproving.

Disapproval is 68 - 20 percent among Democrats and 45 - 35 percent among independent voters, while Republicans approve 55 - 26 percent.

Voters disapprove 53 - 33 percent of the way Corbett is handling the state budget.

"Gov. Tom Corbett tanks among men and women, giving him the lowest approval rating since taking office 18 months ago," Malloy said.

Voter ID

Pennsylvania voters approve 66 - 32 percent a new state law requiring voters to have photo ID to cast their ballot. Approval is 91 - 7 percent among Republicans and 64 - 35 percent among independent voters, while Democrats are opposed 53 - 46 percent.

There is strong support for the photo ID requirement among all age and income groups.

"Keystone State voters say overwhelmingly, 'No photo ID card, no ballot,' supporting 2-1 the new state law requiring a picture ID in order to vote," Malloy said.

From June 5 - 10, Quinnipiac University surveyed 997 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 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 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 the 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                46%     7%    83%    43%    40%    51%
Romney               40     80     10     35     44     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      4      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      6      3      3
DK/NA                 9      9      5     12      9      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                46%    46%    59%    48%    42%    36%    44%    49%    47%
Romney               44     39     28     41     43     51     39     40     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      1      1      2      3      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      1      2      8      5      1      1
DK/NA                 4     11     10      9     11      4      9      8     10
 
TREND: If the 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? (* Obama high also 47% Jun 2011, 2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                                                             OBAMA.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Mar 14  Dec 08  May 03  Aug 02
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011
 
Obama                46      47      45      46      46      47      42
Romney               40      39      42      40      43      39      44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2       2       2       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3       3       4       3       3       3
DK/NA                 9       8       7       8       6       8       8
 
 
2. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            35%    65%    11%    32%    38%    31%
Unfavorable          42      9     70     44     41     43
Hvn't hrd enough     20     22     15     23     19     21
REFUSED               3      4      3      1      2      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            39%    33%    22%    36%    38%    43%    32%    34%    37%
Unfavorable          42     42     46     44     43     42     44     42     42
Hvn't hrd enough     17     21     26     18     18     13     23     20     16
REFUSED               2      4      6      2      2      2      2      4      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Mar 14  Dec 08  Mar 28  Feb 08
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2007
 
Favorable            35      35      37      33      34      37      12
Unfavorable          42      39      38      43      30      38      11
Hvn't hrd enough     20      22      22      21      33      22      76
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       3       3       1
 
 
3. Is your opinion of - Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            49%    14%    85%    48%    46%    53%
Unfavorable          44     80      9     45     48     40
Hvn't hrd enough      3      3      4      2      3      4
REFUSED               3      3      2      5      3      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            52%    48%    60%    53%    47%    40%    49%    54%    48%
Unfavorable          44     43     29     42     47     59     45     39     44
Hvn't hrd enough      2      4      7      2      2      -      3      3      5
REFUSED               2      4      4      4      4      1      4      4      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Mar 14  Dec 08  May 03  Feb 08
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2007
 
Favorable            49      51      48      47      46      51      39
Unfavorable          44      43      46      47      47      43      15
Hvn't hrd enough      3       2       3       3       3       2      45
REFUSED               3       4       2       3       4       4       1
 
 
4. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Tom Smith the Republican and Bob Casey Jr. the Democrat, for whom would you vote? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Smith                32%    67%     5%    28%    34%    31%
Casey                51     19     84     46     50     52
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      1      2      2      2
DK/NA                14     11      9     22     14     14
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
                            *
Smith                25%    12%    25%    39%    35%    25%    43%
Casey                61     65     60     45     53     52     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      6      -      1      -      3      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      5      -      -      2
DK/NA                14     18     14     10     12     20     13
 
 
5. Is your opinion of - Bob Casey Jr. favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            45%    23%    67%    43%    45%    45%
Unfavorable          23     42      6     25     25     22
Hvn't hrd enough     30     33     27     28     28     31
REFUSED               2      2      -      3      1      2	
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Tom Smith favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            17%    34%     6%    15%    17%    18%
Unfavorable          10      4     16     10     12      8
Hvn't hrd enough     71     62     77     71     69     74
REFUSED               2      -      1      4      2      1
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as governor? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              36%    55%    20%    35%    40%    32%
Disapprove           47     26     68     45     43     51
DK/NA                17     19     12     20     17     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    36%    32%    33%    40%    42%    35%    42%    33%
Disapprove           52     45     47     53     48     44     46     46     49
DK/NA                12     19     21     14     12     13     19     12     18
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
                            *
Approve              26%    32%    30%    38%    45%    33%    41%
Disapprove           60     52     41     46     45     57     39
DK/NA                14     16     28     16     10      9     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  Mar 28  Mar 15  Dec 08  Nov 10  Sep 29  Jun 12  
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2012    
                                                                             
Approve              36      41      41      47      46      50      36      
Disapprove           47      38      41      34      31      32      47      
DK/NA                17      22      18      19      23      18      17      
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              27%    37%    23%    22%    31%    23%
Disapprove           51     38     59     59     51     52
DK/NA                21     24     18     19     18     25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  Mar 15  Sep 29  Aug 03  Jun 14  Apr 10  May 13
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2003    2010*
 
Approve              27      29      31      34      32      49      25
Disapprove           51      54      54      50      50      24      59
DK/NA                21      17      16      16      18      27      16
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              51%    38%    69%    44%    51%    51%
Disapprove           29     45     12     33     32     25
DK/NA                20     17     19     23     17     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  Mar 14  Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  May 28  Dec 16
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2009    2010
 
Approve              51      46      46      48      47      56      39
Disapprove           29      27      30      29      26      21      29
DK/NA                20      26      24      23      27      23      32
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              40%    62%    26%    36%    44%    36%
Disapprove           27     14     40     29     29     26
DK/NA                32     24     35     36     26     38
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Jun 12  Mar 14  Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Apr 28  Feb 17
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              40      42      43      44      45      43      41
Disapprove           27      28      32      31      28      25      21
DK/NA                32      31      26      25      27      31      39
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              46%    10%    82%    44%    42%    51%
Disapprove           49     87     14     53     55     44
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      3      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    45%    57%    51%    45%    35%    46%    49%    48%
Disapprove           49     50     38     48     52     62     49     48     48
DK/NA                 2      5      5      2      3      3      5      3      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Mar 14  Dec 08  May 04  Apr 28
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              46      50      45      47      43      66      42
Disapprove           49      46      50      49      52      29      53
DK/NA                 4       4       5       4       5       5       5
 
 
12. 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? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very satisfied        3%     4%     2%     2%     4%     1%
Smwht satisfied      40     46     40     32     39     41
Smwht dissatisfied   39     36     37     46     41     37
Very dissatisfied    17     14     19     17     14     19
DK/NA                 2      -      2      3      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     3%     4%     4%     1%     3%     2%     3%     3%
Smwht satisfied      36     41     41     40     44     37     39     44     39
Smwht dissatisfied   43     37     36     37     41     40     42     38     37
Very dissatisfied    19     16     19     20     12     18     15     14     20
DK/NA                 -      2      -      -      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
                            *
Very satisfied        1%     2%     2%     3%     -      5%     4%
Smwht satisfied      37     45     45     42     37     30     39
Smwht dissatisfied   40     35     28     39     44     43     42
Very dissatisfied    18     15     24     16     18     18     14
DK/NA                 4      3      1      -      1      4      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
                     Jun 12  Mar 15  Sep 29  Aug 03  Jun 14  Jun 05  Dec 15
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2002    2010
 
Very satisfied        3       3       2       3       2       8       2
Smwht satisfied      40      40      41      38      37      60      35
Smwht dissatisfied   39      38      37      36      38      22      37
Very dissatisfied    17      19      19      22      22       8      25
DK/NA                 2       -       1       1       1       3       1
 
 
13. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    10%    84%    46%    45%    51%
No/Does not          47     85     12     47     52     42
DK/NA                 5      5      3      7      3      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         48%    48%    60%    52%    45%    37%    47%    48%    50%
No/Does not          48     46     33     45     50     60     48     46     45
DK/NA                 3      6      7      3      5      3      5      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? (*Low also 42% Apr 2011, Jul 2010)
                                                             YES/DESERVES..
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Mar 14  Dec 08  May 03  Aug 02
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011*
 
Yes/Deserves         48      50      46      47      47      50      42
No/Does not          47      46      50      49      49      46      52
DK/NA                 5       4       4       5       4       4       6
 
 
14. Do you feel that Bob Casey Jr. deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Deserves         49%    29%    73%    44%    48%    50%
No/Does not          32     55     11     35     36     28
DK/NA                19     17     16     21     15     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?
                                                             YES/DESERVES..
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  Mar 14  Sep 28  Aug 02  Jun 15  Jun 12  Dec 16
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2012    2010
                                                                     
Yes/Deserves         49      48      48      47      47      49      40
No/Does not          32      30      31      33      31      32      33
DK/NA                19      21      20      19      21      19      27
 
 
15. Would you say Barack Obama is a likable person or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  77%    58%    93%    84%    78%    77%
No                   18     36      5     13     17     18
DK/NA                 5      6      2      3      5      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  82%    75%    79%    77%    77%    81%    79%    79%    74%
No                   15     19     14     20     19     15     14     19     22
DK/NA                 3      6      7      3      3      4      7      2      4
 
 
16. Would you say Mitt Romney is a likable person or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  58%    77%    44%    55%    61%    54%
No                   29     12     42     33     27     31
DK/NA                13     11     14     12     12     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  60%    57%    52%    57%    58%    64%    52%    63%    60%
No                   30     29     32     33     29     28     33     27     26
DK/NA                10     15     17     10     12      8     15     10     13
 
 
17. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would - do a better job on the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                41%     7%    78%    34%    38%    44%
Romney               49     87     13     51     54     43
DK/NA                11      6      9     15      8     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                41%    41%    53%    43%    40%    29%    38%    43%    46%
Romney               52     47     35     49     52     63     50     49     44
DK/NA                 7     12     12      8      8      8     12      8     10
 
TREND: Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job on the economy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     Jun 12  May 03  Mar 28  Dec 08  Nov 10
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Obama                41      44      42      42      41
Romney               49      43      48      48      45
DK/NA                11      12      10      11      13
 
 
18. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would - do a better job on foreign policy, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                53%    20%    86%    52%    52%    55%
Romney               34     66      6     33     37     31
DK/NA                13     14      8     15     11     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                56%    52%    64%    56%    55%    41%    52%    56%    53%
Romney               36     33     23     37     35     48     32     35     35
DK/NA                 8     15     13      7     10     11     16      9     12
 
 
19. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would - create more jobs, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Obama                43%    11%    76%    39%    40%    45%
Romney               45     81     14     44     50     40
DK/NA                12      8     10     16     10     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Obama                44%    42%    54%    46%    42%    31%    42%    43%    46%
Romney               48     44     33     43     49     58     44     49     42
DK/NA                 7     14     13     11      9     10     14      8     12
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              33%    52%    16%    32%    38%    28%
Disapprove           53     33     73     53     50     56
DK/NA                14     14     11     15     12     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              34%    32%    25%    30%    35%    45%    30%    37%    34%
Disapprove           57     52     58     56     55     47     56     52     52
DK/NA                 9     16     17     14     10      9     14     11     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling the state budget?
                     Jun 12  Mar 15  Sep 29  Aug 03  Jun 14  Apr 27
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              33      36      40      41      33      35
Disapprove           53      49      45      45      52      52
DK/NA                14      15      16      14      15      13
 
 
21. Do you think that Pennsylvania's economy has gotten better, worse, or stayed about the same since Tom Corbett took office?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               11%    20%     7%     7%    13%    10%
Worse                33     19     41     38     30     35
The same             50     55     44     50     51     48
DK/NA                 6      5      8      4      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               12%    11%    13%    10%    11%    13%    10%    11%    12%
Worse                32     33     38     43     29     24     31     36     33
The same             53     48     41     45     51     61     50     49     49
DK/NA                 4      7      8      2      9      2      8      3      6
 
 
22a. (If economy better q21) Do you credit Barack Obama or Tom Corbett more for this change?
                     ECONOMY BETTER Q21
                     Tot
 
Obama                30%
Corbett              66 
NEITHER (VOL)         4 
BOTH (VOL)            - 
DK/NA                 - 
 
 
22b. (If economy worse q21) Do you blame Barack Obama or Tom Corbett more for this change?
                     ECONOMY WORSE Q21
                     Tot
 
Obama                15%
Corbett              63 
NEITHER (VOL)        11 
BOTH (VOL)            8 
DK/NA                 3 
 
 
23. As you may know, there is a new state law that requires voters to show a photo identification card to vote. Some people say voter I.D. laws are needed to prevent voter fraud. Others say the laws are designed to suppress turnout by low-income people and minorities. Do you support or oppose the new state law that requires voters to show a photo identification card to vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              66%    91%    46%    64%    68%    65%
Oppose               32      7     53     35     31     34
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...  AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K  18-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              65%    67%    62%    68%    70%    63%    66%    65%    67%
Oppose               33     32     36     31     28     35     33     34     32
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      2      2      2      1      1
 
 
 

Demographic Summary