Franklin & Marshall College
A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Governor Corbett has failed to close the massive gap between him and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.
Challengers turned up the heat on frontrunner Tom Wolf this week, during a pair of debates among the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.
But Franklin & Marshall Poll director Terry Madonna notes that at just 23 percent, the number of folks who think Corbett is doing a “good” or “excellent” job is still quite low.
“Given the health of the economy, given the other economic and fiscal concerns that voters have, I don’t think it’s likely to move center stage .. in the short run,” says Terry Madonna.
While leaders of both parties focus on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s expected 2014 re-election campaign, voters across the state also will be choosing nominees for local judgeships, municipal offices and school boards.
Franklin & Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes the success that Democratic candidates enjoyed in Pennsylvania was more about political organization than it was about voter ID backlash.
Akbar Hossain has had to overcome hurdles to get where he is today. He emigrated from Saudi Arabia at age 10 with his family, and is now a junior at Franklin & Marshall.