By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – With the campaign now in its final week, a new Franklin and Marshall Poll shows rivals have done little to close the gap on Tom Wolf in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

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Among those Democrats who say they plan to vote — when asked if the election were held today, for whom would they vote — Tom Wolf leads his closest rival, Allyson Schwartz, by 17 percentage points.

Wolf’s lead is the same when voters in that category who are leaning toward a candidate are factored in. Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says never say never, but that at this point, with a lead this big, a Wolf loss would be remarkable.

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“Yeah, you can never quite rule out whether or not a campaign can collapse at the last-minute, but the fact is that we would have no historical modern precedent for this occurring.”

Among Democratic voters who say they are certain to vote, 37-percent favor Wolf, 20-percent Schwartz, 12-percent Rob McCord and 3-percent Katie McGinty.


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