F&M Poll: Corbett’s Numbers Remain Low
Just one in five voters thinks the Governor is doing a good or excellent job according to the latest survey from Franklin & Marshall. The same percent thinks he deserves re-election.
The pollster surveyed 628 registered voters via live interviews from October 22-27. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.9%.
1% said the Governor is doing an excellent job, 18% said a good job, 39% said only a fair job, and 37% said he’s doing a poor job.
20% said Corbett deserves re-election, while 67% said it’s time for a change.
23% have a strongly or somewhat favorable view of Corbett personally versus a total of 52% who have an unfavorably view (36% view him strongly unfavorably).
Democrats have consistently brought down his numbers, but it is Republicans who are to blame for Corbett being so far underwater. By a narrow margin, 44% to 42%, Republican respondents said Corbett should step aside rather than seek re-election.
Just 34% of GOP voters said they approve his job performance. Only 18% of independents said the same.
The numbers are a slight uptick from August, when just 17% said he was doing an excellent or good job.
The silver lining for Corbett: his latest legislative initiative is very popular. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) allows states to expand Medicaid as a way of providing health insurance coverage to the poor. That received positive approval, 68% to 25%.
But Corbett’s alternate proposal, using private sector insurance companies to expand health care for the poor along with adding a requirement that recipients be seeking a job, is even more popular. 72% of respondents support Corbett’s version versus just 18% who oppose it.