March 24, 2016

New F&M Poll: Kasich Gains, Sestak Gains, Clinton Beats Everyone, Budget Blame

A new Franklin & Marshall Poll released today shows Kasich gains on Trump 30 to 33 percent, Cruz at 20 percent. Clinton has comfortable lead over Sanders 53 to 28 percent; Clinton beats Trump and Cruz; Sestak lead widens from 21 to 31 percent, McGinty 14 percent is unchanged and Fetterman at 7 percent.
The poll found 50 percent of voters held the General Assembly responsible for the state’s late budget and 35 percent the Governor.  17 percent believe politicians should stand firm on their principles even if a budget does not get passed.  12 percent support increased taxes, 44 percent a mix of program and tax increases and 35 percent only program cuts to balance the budget.
73 percent support taxing companies that extract and sell natural gas and 79 percent support increasing tobacco taxes as a way to balance the state budget.
Poll: Clinton Looks Strong, Trump Holds Slim Lead