Quinnipiac Poll: 49% Think Kane Should Resign
Those are the results from the latest Quinnipiac survey.
Forty-nine percent of respondents believe Kane should step down while 27% are against the idea and 24% are not sure.
In May, PPP asked the same question. Back then, it was a 35/25 split on whether Kane should resign while the plurality, forty percent, were unsure.
This most recent Quinnipiac poll was launched August 7th, the day after charges were announced against the Attorney General.
“Pennsylvania voters say the state’s top law enforcement official needs to find another job,” said Quinnipiac’s Tim Malloy.
Kane’s approval rating also stands at an abysmal 20% while 54% disapprove.
When examining the crosstabs, you see the belief that Kane should resign is consistent across all age groups with support of a majority of those under 50.
Interestingly, despite Kane’s prominence as the highest-ranking female elected official in the commonwealth, there is no real gender gap. Among men the split is 51/27/22 while with women it is 46/27/27.
Not surprisingly, Republicans favor a Kane resignation (60% to 16%) but so too do Independents (44% to 32%).
The worst number for the AG, though, is the result among Democrats. It is a very slim plurality but 39% believe she should go while 37% think she should stay.
If Democrats are starting to abandon her, Kane doesn’t have much hope for political survival.
This survey was conducted by Quinnipiac University using live interviewers calling land lines and cell phones. They contacted 1,085 registered Pennsylvania voters from August 7th to 18th. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.