It’s becoming a familiar story: Bad polling numbers for Gov. Tom Corbett.
The latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters, released today, says that only one in five voters believe Corbett has done well enough in his first term to deserve re-election in 2014. And one in five voters think Corbett is doing an “excellent” or “good” job, similar to ratings he got in the August Franklin & Marshall Poll.
Here are the full poll results.
According to the poll, only 7 percent of Democrats and 19 percent of Independent voters think he should get a second term, but surprisingly, only 37 percent of Republicans believe he deserves re-election.
And only slightly more registered Republicans, 44 percent, believe he should step aside so another Republican can represent the party as believe he should run again, 42 percent.
On the national level, two in five (39 percent) registered voters believe President Barack Obama is doing an “excellent” or “good” job, which is higher than his August rating. The partial government shutdown seems to have helped Obama’s job approval ratings, the pollsters said. That’s likely due to the blame on Congress for the shutdown.
The survey of 628 Pennsylvania voters was conducted Oct. 22-27.
– John Guerriero