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Poll: Pennsylvanians Give Corbett Good Rating As Governor

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(Gov. Corbett in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

(Gov. Corbett in Harrisburg. File photo by Tony Romeo)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - A new poll shows that Pennsylvania voters generally like the state’s new governor — those, that is, who have any opinion of him at all.

quinnipiac poll Poll: Pennsylvanians Give Corbett Good Rating As GovernorPeter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute, says the school’s new poll shows that half of registered voters across Pennsylvania don’t know what to think of Governor Tom Corbett yet.

“But among the half who do, he has a very positive rating,” notes Brown. “Thirty-nine percent view him favorably, 11 percent view him unfavorably. That’s pretty good.”

But Brown says the real question is what those numbers will show after Corbett details his plan to close a multibillion-dollar budget gap without raising taxes.

The voters are still on his side: 63 percent oppose raising taxes, though they still doubt he’ll be able to avoid doing that. They also continue, with a 65-percent rating, to support the sale of state liquor stores to help address budget problems.

And 69 percent of those polled agree that it’s better to have gambling addicts spend their money in Pennsylvania than elsewhere.

Reported by KYW Harrisburg Bureau chief Tony Romeo.

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