HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – With the budget debate behind him, Governor Corbett sees an improved performance in a new poll released by Quinnipiac University.

In Quinnipiac’s last two polls, in April and June, voters were sharply divided in their opinion of Governor Corbett’s job performance. But that was during the heat of debate over cuts in the new state budget.

The budget debate is now over and Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, says Corbett is getting a bounce, “A shift by women voters is helping give Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett a 44-36% job approval rating, the first noticeable boost in job approval since he took office in January. These results are a jump from Corbett’s 39-38% approval rating back on June 14th.”

Women voters still disapprove of Corbett’s job performance by a 4% margin, but that compares to 13% in June. Corbett’s support remains strong among men. Malloy also points out that his polls show voters like the governor personally more than they like his policies.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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