SD-40: Harper Polling: Scavello 51 Aurand 34

ScavelloHarper Polling released new poll numbers for the open seat in the 40th Senate District this week.

Harper found that if the election were held today, 51% of respondents would vote for Republican Mario Scavello, while 34% would vote for Democrat Mark Aurand. Another 15% of those surveyed said they were not sure.

The poll also asked about the favorability of both candidates. 49% of respondents have a favorable opinion of Mario Scavello, while 32% have an unfavorable opinion of him. In addition, 20% answered that they were “not sure” of their opinion.

When asked about Mark Aurand, 27% of respondents said they have a favorable opinion of him, compared to the 24% who have an unfavorable opinion. A whopping 49% of respondents were “not sure” of their opinion of Aurand, suggesting Aurand has room to improve.

As for how the district’s residents feel about the state as a whole, 31% of respondents believe Pennsylvania is heading in the right direction, and 57% believe the state is on the wrong track.

Meanwhile, if the election for governor were held today, 49% of those surveyed in the Senate’s 40th District would vote for Wolf, while 40% would vote for Corbett.

Harper Polling is a Republican polling firm. The poll took place from September 21-22, 2014 and included 754 likely voters. The margin of error is +/-3.57%.

September 25th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | No Comments