This time, however, Governor Corbett finds himself in striking distance of his Democratic opponent.
According to a new Magellan Strategies Poll, Tom Wolf still leads with 49.6%, but Tom Corbett stands at 43.3%.
These results are similar to the Magellan survey with Keystone Report two weeks ago, although Gov. Corbett’s deficit narrowed from 6.9% to 5.7%.
The bad news for the incumbent, though, is that his favorability numbers are still under water. Just 40.5% of respondents have a favorable opinion of Corbett while 49.5% have an unfavorable opinion.
While those are the best numbers the Republican has received since Magellan starting polling the race in July, Wolf still enjoys a net positive rating. 45.1% have a favorable view of the Democratic nominee while 40.5% have an unfavorable view.
One caveat to note, though, is that Gov. Tom Corbett has performed better in Magellan Strategies Polls this year than with any other polling organization. Therefore, it is difficult to tell whether this is an outlier or the GOP nominee is picking up some real momentum.
We’ll have to wait until Tuesday night to find out.
The poll was conducted on October 27th and 28th and surveyed 1,433 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6%.