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Governor Corbett’s Approval Rating Hits New Low In Latest Poll

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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - Governor Corbett’s job approval ratings hit some record lows in a new poll released today by Franklin and Marshall College.

According to poll director Terry Madonna, just 26-percent of those surveyed say Governor Corbett is doing an “excellent” or “good” job.

“This is the lowest job performance for a governor – certainly the last two governors, Governors Ridge and Rendell – that the Franklin and Marshall College Poll has recorded.”

But Madonna still believes Corbett can recover, even though only 41-percent of his fellow Republicans give him a positive job review. The poll also shows what Madonna calls a “stunning” level of opposition – 64-percent – to the governor’s efforts to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The F&M poll shows a majority of voters now support same-sex marriage. But while there is overwhelming support for medical marijuana, voters, by a margin of 55 to 36-percent, still oppose legalizing pot for recreational use.

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