According to the latest Harper Poll, Kathleen Kane is the leading candidate in the Democratic primary for Attorney General.
Kane received 31% in the survey while 30% were undecided. Among the other candidates, Allegheny County DA Stephen Zappala got 18%, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro finished with 13% and Northampton County DA John Morganelli rounded out the group with 9%.
Despite all the controversy that’s surrounded her, Kane leads among both women and men in the poll and carries every region except Pittsburgh/Southwest, where Zappala leads.
Nonetheless, Kane’s image has taken a hit. Her favorability rating is 43% (17% very favorable, 26% somewhat favorable) while 49% (22% very, 27% somewhat) have an unfavorable opinion of her.
When split by gender, though, Kane fares much better with women (43/45) than men (42/53).
Given the fact that the State Senate is attempting to remove Kane and the State House is starting impeachment proceedings, it is very possible the Attorney General won’t have the chance to seek re-election.
In that case, Harper also polled the race without Kane.
A massive 49% of respondents were undecided. Among those that did chose, Zappala edged out Shapiro 20% to 19%. Morganelli received 12%.
Regionally, Zappala dominates Pittsburgh/Southwest with 63% while Shapiro holds a 33% plurality in Philadelphia/Southwest. Ideologically, respondents that called themselves moderates favored Zappala (25/14) while somewhat liberals were split (20/20) and very liberals chose Shapiro (23/19).
Harper did note that they are doing polling for Republican AG candidate John Rafferty.
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%.