April 29, 2013 - Leading Dems Top Corbett In Pennsylvania Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dem Primary Is A Race Between Schwartz And Sestak

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Each of three leading Democrats who might challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett for reelection in 2014 lead the Republican incumbent by margins of 9 percentage points or higher, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Pennsylvania voters disapprove 47 - 38 percent of the job Gov. Corbett is doing, continuing a four-month string of negative scores in surveys by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

With a 2-1 thumbs down from women, voters say 50 - 32 percent that Corbett does not deserve reelection. Saying no to four more years are women, 54 - 27 percent, men, 46 - 39 percent, Democrats, 73 - 13 percent, and independent voters, 49 - 27 percent. Republicans favor reelection 60 - 25 percent.

An early look at the 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race shows:
  • Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak tops Corbett 48 - 34 percent, including 45 - 29 percent among independent voters:
  • U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is ahead 47 - 34 percent, including 45 - 27 percent among independent voters:
  • State Treasurer Rob McCord is up 44 - 35 percent, including 40 - 30 percent among independent voters:
"Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett gets a triple dose of bad news. Three Democratic challengers would beat him handily if the election for governor were held today," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Fortunately for Gov. Corbett, the election is not today. He has 18 months to turn things around."

In each matchup, Pennsylvania women voters back the Democrat by margins of more than 18 percent.

Corbett gets a negative 29 - 43 percent favorability rating from voters. The percentage of voters who don't know enough about the Democratic contenders to form an opinion ranges from 58 percent to 85 percent.

Democratic Primary

In a possible Democratic primary for governor, 59 percent of voters are undecided. Sestak gets 15 percent, with 15 percent for Schwartz and no other candidate above 3 percent.

"Pennsylvania voters, even Democrats, don't know much about the challengers in the 2014 governor's race," Malloy said.

"Right now, voters are doing their ABCs - Anyone But Corbett."

From April 19 - 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,235 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 547 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points.

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

1. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were John Hanger, Rob McCord, Ed Pawlowski, Allyson Schwartz, Joe Sestak, Mike Stack and Tom Wolf, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Hanger                -      1%     -
McCord                3      3      3
Pawlowski             1      2      1
Schwartz             15     13     16
Sestak               15     20     12
Stack                 1      1      1
Wolf                  3      4      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      1
DK/NA                59     53     62
 
 
2. 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
McCord               44%     8%    81%    40%    40%    48%    40%    74%
Corbett              35     76      3     30     40     30     39     11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      4      2      3      2
DK/NA                17     14     14     25     16     19     17     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
McCord               49%    42%    48%    42%    44%    45%    42%    45%    44%
Corbett              32     36     31     38     40     33     35     35     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      2      2      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2      4      2      7      4      2      1
DK/NA                16     18     18     15     12     13     19     16     19
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
McCord               51%    63%    47%    40%    36%    40%    39%
Corbett              27     21     34     34     40     39     41
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      -      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      2      4      2      4      3
DK/NA                18     13     15     22     20     17     16
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
McCord               39%    47%    46%    49%    41%    44%    43%
Corbett              44     30     35     26     38     38     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      2      3      3      2      4
DK/NA                14     19     16     22     17     15     17
 
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?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2013    2013
 
McCord               44      38
Corbett              35      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                17      16
 
 
3. 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Schwartz             47%     8%    86%    45%    42%    51%    43%    78%
Corbett              34     77      3     27     39     30     39      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      3      2      2      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      1      4      2      3      2      4
DK/NA                14     11     10     21     14     14     14     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Schwartz             53%    44%    51%    46%    47%    49%    46%    49%    45%
Corbett              33     35     31     36     39     31     35     36     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      3      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2      4      2      8      3      1      2
DK/NA                11     15     14     14      9     10     15     12     17
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Schwartz             55%    75%    48%    46%    38%    41%    36%
Corbett              26     14     31     35     42     39     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      3      2      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      1      2      2      2      3      3
DK/NA                12      7     15     15     17     17     15
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Schwartz             42%    50%    51%    52%    44%    48%    46%
Corbett              43     30     35     27     37     37     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      2      2      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      1      1      4      3      2
DK/NA                11     15     11     18     13     10     15
 
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?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2013    2013
 
Schwartz             47      42
Corbett              34      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                14      15
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Sestak the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Sestak               48%    11%    86%    45%    43%    53%    45%    74%
Corbett              34     73      4     29     39     29     38      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      4      2      3      2
DK/NA                14     12      9     21     13     14     13     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Sestak               54%    46%    54%    46%    46%    49%    47%    50%    49%
Corbett              32     35     28     37     41     30     35     35     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      2      2      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      3      4      1      6      4      2      2
DK/NA                12     15     14     12     11     14     13     13     15
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Sestak               58%    68%    50%    50%    42%    41%    38%
Corbett              27     17     34     32     40     37     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      -      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      -      2      5      4
DK/NA                11     11     11     18     14     16     14
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Sestak               42%    52%    47%    52%    47%    48%    46%
Corbett              43     30     37     28     35     37     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      1      2      4      2      4
DK/NA                12     14     13     16     13     12     14
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Sestak the Democrat and Tom Corbett the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2013    2013
 
Sestak               48      47
Corbett              34      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                14      11
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Tom Corbett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            29%    57%     7%    26%    36%    23%    32%    12%
Unfavorable          43     18     65     45     41     45     44     37
Hvn't hrd enough     25     24     25     27     21     29     21     46
REFUSED               3      2      3      3      2      3      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tom Corbett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jul 13  May 13  Apr 8   May 13  Apr 29
                     2013    2013    2010    2010    2010    2010    2013
 
Favorable            29      39      44      49      47      49      29
Unfavorable          43      44      11      13      13      13      43
Hvn't hrd enough     25      14      44      36      38      36      25
REFUSED               3       2       1       1       2       1       3
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Rob McCord favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable             9%     6%    13%     7%     9%     9%     8%    15%
Unfavorable           5      8      2      5      6      5      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     85     85     84     88     85     85     86     78
REFUSED               1      1      2      -      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob McCord favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable             9      12
Unfavorable           5       5
Hvn't hrd enough     85      83
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Allyson Schwartz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            20%     5%    36%    20%    20%    20%    17%    46%
Unfavorable          10     19      2      9     14      7     11      3
Hvn't hrd enough     69     76     62     70     65     72     71     48
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Allyson Schwartz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13
                     2013    2013
 
Favorable            20      22
Unfavorable          10      11
Hvn't hrd enough     69      67
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Joe Sestak favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            27%    14%    40%    28%    30%    24%    26%    38%
Unfavorable          15     25      3     16     19     11     16      6
Hvn't hrd enough     58     59     57     55     50     64     58     55
REFUSED               1      1      -      -      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Sestak favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*Low also 18% May 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jul 14  May 13  Apr 8   May 13  Mar 2
                     2013    2013    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010*
 
Favorable            27      27      31      32      20      32      18
Unfavorable          15      14      20      14      11      14       6
Hvn't hrd enough     58      58      47      52      68      52      74
REFUSED               1       -       2       2       1       2       1
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              38%    64%    17%    35%    43%    34%    40%    23%
Disapprove           47     21     70     48     44     50     47     59
DK/NA                15     15     13     17     13     16     13     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              33%    40%    34%    42%    41%    40%    43%    37%    34%
Disapprove           56     44     50     47     48     36     44     50     55
DK/NA                11     16     16     11     10     24     13     13     12
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              27%    33%    35%    45%    40%    42%    39%
Disapprove           59     51     43     41     48     44     49
DK/NA                14     16     21     14     12     14     12
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Approve              51%    31%    46%    23%    41%    44%    33%
Disapprove           35     54     40     58     46     41     53
DK/NA                14     14     14     19     12     15     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tom Corbett is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Jun 27  Sep 29  Jun 27
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2011    2012
 
Approve              38      39      36      40      35      50      35
Disapprove           47      49      42      38      50      32      50
DK/NA                15      12      23      23      15      18      15
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              29%    46%    17%    26%    33%    26%    30%    22%
Disapprove           52     40     62     54     52     53     52     58
DK/NA                19     14     21     20     15     22     18     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              30%    29%    28%    32%    29%    28%    38%    28%    23%
Disapprove           58     50     53     50     56     52     47     54     55
DK/NA                12     21     19     18     16     21     15     18     22
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              19%    22%    27%    34%    34%    28%    32%
Disapprove           58     60     52     46     50     53     52
DK/NA                22     18     21     20     17     19     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Jun 12  Apr 10  May 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2003    2010*
 
Approve              29      28      33      36      27      49      25
Disapprove           52      58      46      43      51      24      59
DK/NA                19      14      20      21      21      27      16
 
 
14. Do you feel that Tom Corbett deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         32%    60%    12%    27%    39%    27%    35%    21%
No/Does not          50     25     73     49     46     54     50     54
DK/NA                17     16     14     23     15     20     15     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         29%    34%    33%    31%    35%    34%    38%    31%    29%
No/Does not          57     47     49     53     55     43     43     55     55
DK/NA                14     19     18     16     11     24     18     15     16
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Yes/Deserves         27%    32%    27%    37%    32%    34%    34%
No/Does not          54     52     56     42     51     51     50
DK/NA                19     16     17     22     16     15     16
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Yes/Deserves         44%    26%    37%    23%    35%    39%    29%
No/Does not          38     57     45     60     49     45     56
DK/NA                18     17     18     17     16     16     15
 
TREND: Do you feel that Tom Corbett deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jan 29
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Yes/Deserves         32      35      31
No/Does not          50      53      51
DK/NA                17      12      18
 
 
15. 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        4%     4%     2%     5%     4%     3%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      41     52     34     39     44     38     42     37
Smwht dissatisfied   38     34     40     40     36     40     38     40
Very dissatisfied    16      9     22     15     15     17     16     17
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     4%     4%     3%     4%     7%     2%     3%     3%
Smwht satisfied      41     41     39     40     41     36     44     39     45
Smwht dissatisfied   40     37     40     37     42     47     37     40     32
Very dissatisfied    16     16     15     19     14     10     15     18     17
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -      -      1      1      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very satisfied        1%     3%     5%     6%     4%     6%     1%
Smwht satisfied      41     37     27     52     35     42     43
Smwht dissatisfied   36     39     47     33     36     31     41
Very dissatisfied    20     18     19      9     23     20     14
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                      PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Very satisfied        9%     1%     8%     1%     3%     7%     1%
Smwht satisfied      62     30     53     21     45     52     32
Smwht dissatisfied   25     45     33     37     41     32     43
Very dissatisfied     4     23      6     40     11      9     23
DK/NA                 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
                     Apr 29  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Jun 12  Jun 05  Dec 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2002    2010
 
Very satisfied        4       3       3       5       3       8       2
Smwht satisfied      41      41      42      46      40      60      35
Smwht dissatisfied   38      38      37      31      39      22      37
Very dissatisfied    16      18      18      17      17       8      25
DK/NA                 1       1       1       2       2       3       1
 
 
16. Would you describe the state of Pennsylvania's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Excellent             1%     1%     2%     -      1%     1%     1%     4%
Good                 33     36     27     40     39     28     33     27
Not so good          47     47     52     39     42     51     49     38
Poor                 17     16     17     19     15     19     15     29
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent             -      1%     1%     1%     -      2%     1%     1%     1%
Good                 40     30     28     36     48     41     40     29     29
Not so good          47     47     47     50     39     44     42     49     52
Poor                 11     20     21     13     13     12     17     20     16
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      2      -      1      3
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Excellent             2%     2%     -      1%     -      1%     -
Good                 46     23     31     39     30     27     33
Not so good          39     50     41     46     44     53     51
Poor                 12     22     26      9     23     18     15
DK/NA                 2      2      -      4      2      1      1
 
                     ECONOMY...........   PERSONAL
                     Q17...............   FINANCES Q18...
                     Better Worse  Same   Better WorseOff
 
Excellent             1%     1%     1%     1%     1%
Good                 59      7     35     52     19
Not so good          35     47     52     38     53
Poor                  4     43     12      9     25
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      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
                     Apr 29  Mar 25  Feb 11  Jul 14  Jul 13  Jun 24  Feb 11
                     2013    2009    2009    2005    2004    2004    2009
 
Excellent             1       -       -       1       1       1       -
Good                 33      17      11      41      41      42      11
Not so good          47      55      50      43      43      42      50
Poor                 17      26      38      13      12      13      38
DK/NA                 2       2       1       2       3       2       1
 
 
17. Do you think Pennsylvania's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better               21%    16%    23%    23%    26%    17%    21%    21%
Worse                23     22     25     18     17     27     21     34
The same             55     61     49     58     56     54     58     40
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2      1      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               24%    20%    18%    19%    33%    27%    23%    18%    20%
Worse                15     26     25     22     14     18     20     27     20
The same             59     53     55     59     51     54     56     53     58
DK/NA                 2      1      2      -      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Better               24%    18%    30%    25%    15%    15%    19%
Worse                21     29     23     17     27     28     20
The same             53     50     47     56     56     57     60
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      2      -      1
 
                     ECONOMY...... 
                     Q16.......... PERSONAL
                     Exclnt NtGood FINANCES Q18...
                     +Good  +Poor  Better WorseOff
                                   
Better               37%    13%    41%    11%
Worse                 5     32     11     34
The same             57     54     47     54
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Do you think Pennsylvania's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Apr 29  Mar 25
                     2013    2009
 
Better               21       5
Worse                23      35
The same             55      56
DK/NA                 1       3
 
 
18. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better off           32%    32%    32%    29%    35%    28%    31%    33%
Worse off            43     44     38     48     41     44     43     37
SAME(VOL)            24     22     29     22     23     26     24     29
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better off           43%    27%    23%    36%    54%    47%    41%    28%    18%
Worse off            34     46     51     37     27     39     35     48     43
SAME(VOL)            22     25     24     27     19     12     23     23     36
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      -      2      -      1      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Better off           34%    31%    30%    37%    31%    27%    29%
Worse off            40     46     43     38     39     50     44
SAME(VOL)            25     23     22     24     29     22     24
DK/NA                 1      -      4      1      1      -      2
 
                     ECONOMY.........................
                     Q16..........                   
                     Exclnt NtGood Q17...............
                     +Good  +Poor  Better Worse  Same
 
Better off           49%    23%    61%    16%    27% 
Worse off            25     52     23     65     42  
SAME(VOL)            26     23     16     18     29  
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2  
 
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
                     Apr 29  Mar 14  Feb 12  Nov 26  Jul 13  Jul 13  Feb 12
                     2013    2012    2009    2008    2004    2004    2009
 
Better off           32      32      23      23      39      39      23
Worse off            43      44      54      54      35      35      54
SAME(VOL)            24      22      22      22      24      24      22
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1       1       1       1
 
 

Demographic Summary