August 29, 2013

Thursday NewsClips

New Poll: A new Franklin & Marshall Poll finds 69 percent believe it’s time for a change in the Governor’s Office and 20 percent feel the current Governor Tom Corbett deserves to be re-elected.  17 percent of those polled felt Corbett was doing an excellent or good job, dropping from 25 percent in May.  By comparison, Gov. Ridge had a 57 percent approval number at this time in his tenure and Gov. Rendell 41 percent.  
The state’s major issues, according to the poll: 29 percent passing a transportation funding plan, 28 percent- unemployment, 24 percent expanding state’s Medicaid program, 23 percent schools and school funding, and 5 percent privatizing state liquor stores.
Other favorability ratings-- strongly and somewhat favorable: U.S. Senator Bob Casey 34 percent (43 percent in May); U.S. Senator Pat Toomey 26 percent (35 percent in May); President Obama 41 percent (52 percent in May).
New Poll Shows Governor Deeper In The Dumps
Corbett’s Poll Numbers Continue To Slide
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