A new Harper poll provides the second piece of good news for Tom Wolf today.
The Harper survey shows 50% of likely voters intend to support Wolf compared to 40% for Gov. Corbett.
This result echoes the numbers from today’s Franklin & Marshall poll which had Wolf at 53% and Corbett at 40%.
Wolf lost two points and Corbett one point from Harper’s September poll.
When broken down by political party, Wolf has the support of 77% of Democrats while Corbett is backed by 70% of Republicans. Independents favor the Democratic nominee by a 42% to 31% margin.
By region, Wolf’s strongest support is in Philadelphia and the Southeast (52-41). He also holds a lead in the Pittsburgh/Southwest (49-43) and Scranton/Lehigh Valley (55-41) regions. Tom Corbett only leads in the South Central (50-44). The two candidates are tied in the Northern Tier (44-44).
Among respondents, Governor Corbett has a 44% favorability rating with 26% holding a strongly favorable view of him and 18% holding a somewhat favorable view. On the other hand, 48% view the Governor unfavorably. 33% responded that they are very unfavorable towards the Governor, while 15% were somewhat unfavorable.
Meanwhile, Tom Wolf has a 53% favorability rating with 30% having a strongly favorable view and 23% having a somewhat favorable view. 39% view the York Democrat unfavorably, with 25% of respondents feeling strongly about it and 14% being only somewhat unfavorable.
Harper Polling is a GOP firm that was created in 2012.
Harper used automated calls for landline interviews and live calls for cellphone interviews. They surveyed 680 likely voters. The poll took place on October 26th and 27th. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.76%.