The latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll spells more trouble for Gov. Tom Corbett’s re-election hopes.
Read the full poll results here.
Only one in five (17 percent) of registered Pennsylvania voters think that Corbett is doing an excellent or good job. That’s below the poll’s May ratings, when only one in four gave Corbett the lofty marks.
More troubling for Corbett is that only one in three Republicans rate his job performance as excellent or good.
Only one in five voters say that Corbett has done sufficiently well to deserve re-election. It’s not surprising that only 7 percent of Democrats believe he deserves a second term.
But here’s what might concern the Corbett team: Less than half (38 percent) of Republicans believe he deserves a second shot. Only 22 percent of Independents think so.
The falling numbers aren’t limited to Corbett.
President Barack Obama’s job performance has dropped since the May poll, from 44 to 34 percent.
And only 11 percent of respondents say that the Legislature is doing a good job. Less than 1 percent say the lawmakers are doing an excellent job, the lowest job performance rating since the poll first asked that question in 1999.
– John Guerriero