Unlike the race for the top spot, the battle for Lieutenant Governor remains close with less than a week left, according to the latest poll from Harper Polling.
State Senator Mike Stack leads the pack with 20%, followed by former Congressman Mark Critz at 18%, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski at 9%, Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith at 6% and State Rep. Brandon Neuman at 5%.
42% are undecided.
In the Philadelphia/Southeast region, Stack leads Brad Koplinski 23-10%. Likewise, in the Scranton/Lehigh region, Stack leads Koplinski 19-11%. In the remainder of the state, Critz holds the advantage; in the Northern Tier, Critz leads Koplinski 25-17%. In the South Central PA region, Critz leads Stack 25-18%. Critz runs strongest in his home region of Pittsburgh/Southwest, where he leads Stack 32-19%.
Leading up til election day, Stack will be running ads across the state and Smith has a small buy running, but Critz cancelled his entire media buy earlier this week and won’t be seen on TV anywhere in the state.
On the ideological scale, Stack leads Critz among self-identified liberal voters by 21-18% while Critz leads Mark Smith among “conservative” voters by 20-17%.
Harper Polling also broke down Lieutenant Governor support by gubernatorial preferences. Those who prefer Tom Wolf for Governor support Stack over Critz 26-22%. Critz and Stack are statistically tied among McCord voters at 20% and 19% respectively, and Schwartz voters, both at 17%. Critz wins McGinty voters 23-15% over Stack.
The sample size for the survey is 559 likely voters and the margin of error is +/-4.14%. The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated telephone survey was conducted May 12-13, 2014 by Harper Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.