Franklin and Marshall College
With the Pennsylvania presidential primary a little more than two weeks away, it’s been quiet on the airwaves, but it looks like that’s about to change.
In the Franklin and Marshall College Poll a month ago, Rick Santorum had a staggering 29-point lead among Pennsylvania GOP voters. It’s now down to two points.
Franklin and Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes Romney is likely to win at least five of the ten Super Tuesday primaries. And Madonna believes that to remain a viable candidate, Rick Santorum must run close in Ohio and win one or two other states.
If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.
The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says he’s considering a run for the United State Senate.
“The president is literally in a battle for his life in the state,” says Franklin and Marshall College political science professor Terry Madonna.
Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.
The new Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 50 percent of Pennsylvania residents would support a Constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage.
Generally, governors will not have more political clout at any time in their tenure than in their first year or two. In Harrisburg, you have a first year Republican governor with a legislature not just controlled by his party, but in a big way.
Linda Hasunuma, an assistant professor of government at Franklin and Marshall College, says it could take take a long time for life in Japan to return to normal.
Even with just a few months left in office, Governor Rendell refuses to wear the label of “Lame Duck”, something unusual in Pennsylvania politics.