Harper Poll: A Look at PA’s Electoral Climate

pa-state-capitol-b175d9a07740ecf3After a year of budget fights and a consistent stream of transgressions in the Attorney General’s office, half of Pennsylvanians think the state is “on the wrong track.”

Just 37% feel things in the state are headed in the right direction, according to the latest Harper Poll.

The poll turned up a few interesting results, including some positive signs for Katie McGinty’s campaign for Senate (despite the fact she’s currently in second place).

Gov. Tom Wolf – McGinty’s former boss – holds a 78% favorability rating among PA Democrats, while former Gov. Ed Rendell – McGinty’s campaign chairman – still holds a 70% favorability rating five years after last serving.

Wolf’s support is strongest in the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, the poll shows.

PA’s senior Sen. Bob Casey holds a 74% favorability among Democrats, making a possible endorsement from him invaluable to McGinty, Joe Sestak or John Fetterman.

PA voters also have a much higher favorability rating of capitalism – 57% – than they do socialism – 38% – according to the poll.

The folks at Harper Polling also thought to ask about people’s feelings on tattoos, though interestingly, Fetterman comes in second to Sestak among people with a very favorable opinion of tattoos.

Harper Polling surveyed 640 likely Democratic primary voters through landline interviews conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR). The poll took place between on January 22nd and 23rd. The margin of error is +/- 3.81%.

January 28th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Senate, Top Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “Harper Poll: A Look at PA’s Electoral Climate”

  1. Senator Rutherford B. Cattywampus says:

    So Harper is polling people’s feelings on tattoos and on Pennsylvania’s Atlantic coastline. Why don’t we poll on people’s feelings about lima beans next?

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