Tom Wolf’s numbers are still above water, but voters are not enthusiastic about the direction of the state.
According to the latest survey from Harper Polling, Wolf’s favorability rating stands at 49% with 26% viewing him very favorably and 23% somewhat favorably. His unfavorability figure, on the other hand, is 46% with 28% viewing him very unfavorably and 18% somewhat unfavorably.
The 49-46 split is a slight decline from his 49-43 split in May.
Gov. Wolf’s numbers are much stronger with moderates (65-32) than with independents (41-54). This reflects a trend seen in other polls, showing that moderates are more left-leaning and independents more right-leaning. It suggests that those on the left would rather be identified as a Democrat than a liberal and that those on the right would rather be identified as a conservative than a Republican.
As for the state as a whole, just 25% believe we’re going in the right direction while 63% think we’re on the wrong track. Republicans (82%) and Independents (67%) are more pessimistic than Democrats (46%).
Finally, Harper also tested the favorability of the state’s senior Senator Bob Casey.
Casey scored a 45-47 favorable/unfavorable split (18% very favorable, 27% somewhat favorable, 21% somewhat unfavorable, 26% very unfavorable).
Harper Polling surveyed 700 likely voters land line interviews conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) on September 9th and 10th. The margin or error is +/- 3.7%.