A poll conducted by Gravis Polling and commissioned by conservative group Human Voices showed 41% of registered Republicans would prefer a different candidate than Governor Tom Corbett.
Just 38% of Republicans said they would prefer Corbett to be their nominee.
His only potential primary opponent at this time is Bob Guzzardi, who lost to Corbett in a head to head poll: 23% to 42%.
“The Democratic ticket is unknown and they have the wrong vision for the future of Pennsylvania, openly calling for tax increases and more government spending,” Corbett spokesman Billy Pitman told Human Voices.
This portion of the poll surveyed 956 registered Republicans in Pennsylvania.
In a separate survey, Gravis polled 717 registered voters in the state. Of those, 60% said Corbett did not deserve reelection, compared to his 53% approval rating among GOP voters.
They polled three hypothetical match-ups against Corbett: Rep. Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord and former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf. All three beat Corbett.
McCord came out on top, beating Corbett by 12 points: 48% to 36%.
Schwartz beat Corbett by 9 points: 44% to 35%.
Wolf came in third amongst the Democrats, but still toppled Corbett: 41% to 34%.
Each of the candidates trumped a Guzzardi matchup with equal margins: McCord beat him by 12, 43% to 31%. Schwartz beat him by 9, 42% to 33% and Wolf beat him by 8, 38% to 30%.
Gravis gave the results at +/- 3% margin of error. This is the same polling group that showed Art Halvorson closing the gap in the primary with Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Blair). Gravis Marketing is a new polling firm that leans Republican and was accused by several liberal blogs during the 2012 presidential election of ineffective techniques and inaccurate results.
Also running for governor but not included in the poll are former DEP Secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, minister Max Myers and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz.