PA-Gov: F&M Poll: Wolf Approval Rating Slipping

Second-year Gov. Tom Wolf’s numbers are starting to take the impact of a year-long budget battle, a new Franklin & Marshall poll shows.

Wolf’s approval rating hit a new low, with just 31% of registered voters saying he has done an “excellent” or “good” job in his first thirteen months, the poll shows – down from 36% in October.

Governor Ratings Feb 2016

Wolf is even struggling to win over his own party, according to the poll. Just 45% of Democrats approve of Wolf’s job performance, down 12 points since October.

Not surprisingly, only 12% of Republicans and 35% of moderates approve of the businessman-turned-governor.

The Governor’s strongest demographic in the poll is “nonwhites” – 47% said the governor is doing an “excellent” or “good” job.

Protestants and Catholics are not very fond of Wolf – with 26% and 27% approval rates, respectively – though 45% of those who have other religious affiliations or none at all approved of the governor’s early work in the office.

Geographically, Wolf’s strongest support came from Philadelphia and the Southeast – 46% and 38%, respectively – as well as the Allegheny area – 41%.

This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 985 registered Pennsylvania voters from February 13th to February 21st. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.

5 Responses

  1. This of course is another bad sign for his two “major” endorsements of Katie McGinty and Josh shapiro.

  2. Buddy
    I think you are right on Both he is a fool and his wolfpack are true fools.. Disgrace for the Democrat Party. Until Wolf leaves the party is a joke as well.
    Cheers Gov

  3. I had such good hopes for this guy but he is either a fool himself or surrounded himself by fools. Either way, this is a pathetic place to be.

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