Inquirer Poll: Kane Maintains Lead
Just a month left to go in the election, and Kathleen Kane continues to cruise. The Attorney General hopeful leads her opponent, Dave Freed, 41 percent to 29 according to a poll commissioned by the Philadelphia Inquirer. 30 percent of voters remain undecided.
The survey of 600 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 4-8 by a bipartisan pair of pollsters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.
It’s virtually unchanged since the Inquirer’s most recent poll in late August, when she was ahead 40 percent to 29. Two weeks ago, an Allentown Morning Call poll showed Kane, the Democrat, leading 33 percent to 27. 40 percent were undecided.
Kane has consistently lead in the polls since her Democratic primary win in April, when her campaign aired television ads heavily.
Freed is the Cumberland County District Attorney; Kane is a former Assistant DA from Lackawanna County.
According to the Inquirer, Kane leads her Republican opponent among both genders: 7 points among men, 39 percent to 32; and a whopping 18 points among women, 44 percent to 26.
The Inquirer reported that a controversial ad from the Washington D.C.-based Republican State Leadership Committee – which tenuously accused Kane of going soft on rapists as a prosecutor – appears to have had little effect.
Gov. Tom Corbett’s approval improved a by net 11 points from August, the poll found. He’s still upside down, with 45 percent approving his job performance and 42 percent approving. That’s better than August, when 52 percent disapproved the job he was doing and 38 percent approved.