June 14, 2018

Thursday PA Capitol Digest NewsClips

New Franklin & Marshall Poll out Thursday has incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf leading Republican Scott Wagner for Governor by 19 percentage points-- 48 to 29 percent.  Bob Casey is leading Republican challenger Lou Barletta in the U.S. Senate race by 17 points-- 44 to 27 percent. Neither Republican candidates are well known yet among voters. The numbers almost exactly the same as in the March F&M poll.
Other results--
-- More voters than not think the state is headed in the right direction-- 45 to 39 percent
-- 72 percent believe state government needs reforms, by two-thirds or more they support-- campaign finance reform, reducing the size of the General Assembly, imposing term limits, changing the way voting districts are drawn, and want a constitutional convention.
-- 43 percent think positively of the state having casinos
-- 59 percent noticed no difference in their household income because of federal tax cuts
-- 69 percent think their current health care meets their needs
-- 50 percent would favor a Democratic Congressional Candidate, 36 percent a Republican
-- 62 percent of Democrats are enthusiastic about voting, 50 percent of Republicans
-- 35 percent believe President Trump is doing an excellent or good job.  
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