March 28, 2019

Thursday PA Capitol Digest NewsClips

A new Franklin & Marshall Poll released Thursday found--
-- Marijuana: A majority (59 percent) of state voters support legalizing marijuana. Fewer than one in four (22 percent) registered voters supported legalized marijuana in May 2006 when the question was first asked in a Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
-- Minimum Wage: Nearly seven in ten registered voters strongly (47 percent) or somewhat (22 percent) favors an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour.
-- Nuclear Power: 50 percent favor a proposal to add nuclear power to the list of renewable resources from electric companies and the other half either oppose or aren't sure.
-- Climate Change: Most registered voters believe that climate change is currently causing problems (67 percent) and most (68 percent) think the state should do more to address those problems.
-- Guns: 62 percent of those surveyed favored creating more laws to regulate gun ownership
-- Wolf: Gov. Wolf’s “excellent” or “good” job ratings are 51 percent, down from 54 percent in October right before his reelection.
-- Trump: About one in three (34 percent) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Trump is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president, which is consistent with recent Franklin & Marshall College Polls. President Trump’s current rating is similar to President Obama’s rating in Pennsylvania at a similar point in his Presidency. One in three (36 percent) registered voters believes President Trump has done a good enough job to deserve re-election, while three in five (61 percent) voters say it is time for a change.
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