F&M Poll: Wolf Losing His Shine, Voters Blame Legislature for Budget
36% of PA voters think Wolf is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as governor, down three points from August, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall poll. Democrats still support the man they elected last year to replace Tom Corbett, with 57% commending Wolf’s work.
The poll notes Wolf is enjoying similar levels of support as Corbett and Ed Rendell in the first year of their administrations.
Wolf has a 38% favorability rating, with 33% rating him unfavorably, according to the poll.
More than half – 51% – of those surveyed said they blame the state legislature for having no budget. Just 32% hold Wolf responsible for the four-month delay. Additionally, more voters trust Wolf to make state budget decisions than the General Assembly – 43% to 38%.
Some of Wolf’s tax proposals have widespread support: 71% for taxes on smokeless tobacco and 61% for a natural gas severance tax. On the other hand, only 25% support Wolf’s proposed increases on the state’s personal income tax, while 34% support an increase in the sales tax to help close the budget gap.
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 614 registered Pennsylvania voters from October 19th to October 25th. The margin of error is +/- 3.9%.