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New Poll Shows Gov. Corbett Approval Rating Continues To Slide

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(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

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By Mark Abrams

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Another poll shows that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett could be facing a tough re-election fight next year.

The poll is one of a number released in the last few months showing Gov. Corbett’s numbers and favorability among voters sliding.

Harper Polling, run by a former national Republican campaign strategist, finds that only 26 percent of those surveyed believe Corbett merits re-election. Fifty-six percent believe someone else deserves a chance, and 20 percent weren’t sure.

The poll also found that 40 percent of those identifying themselves as “independent” voters believe someone else should have a chance at the job.

And 45 percent of those calling themselves “somewhat conservative” voters also believe somebody else should get a shot at the governor’s office.

The poll of slightly more than 800 voters was taken July 1st and 2nd and has a margin of error of 3½ percent.

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