Poll: Casey Maintains Wide Lead; Corbett Approval Stays Negative

Smith, left, and Casey

Bob Casey maintains a solid lead over Republican rival Tom Smith according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac. The freshman Senator leads the former coal company owner 49 to 32 percent.

The result is not surprising given the absence of paid media and near absence of earned media on the race. Today’s numbers simply reinforce Quinnipiac’s previous poll of the race which showed Casey up 51 to 32 over Smith.

Several polls over the past month have painted a similar picture of the race. Casey leads by double digits in 4 of 5: June 12th’s Quinnipiac (51 to 32); a Franklin & Marshall poll released on June 6 (Casey 41, Smith 21); and a Public Policy Polling survey released on May 23 (Casey 49, Smith 33). The lone exception is Rasmussen. Their poll from May 24 showed Casey leading 48 to Smith’s 41.

Meanwhile, Tom Corbett’s approval rating remains low. 50 percent of voters disapprove his performance as Governor, while just 35 percent approve. That’s a tic worse than Q-Pac’s numbers from mid June, which showed the Guv net negative at 47 to 36 percent.

“Gov. Tom Corbett continues his steady dive in popularity, from a 50 percent approval rating last September down to numbers that rival the embattled governors of Florida and Ohio,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,252 Pennsylvania voters via live interviews on land lines and cell phones. The margin of error of is +/- 2.8 percent.

June 27th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Poll, Senate, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “Poll: Casey Maintains Wide Lead; Corbett Approval Stays Negative”

  1. Tom Corbett will be a one term Governor because he has attacked the working poor! Voter ID laws are meant to suppress those working poor. He sold the people of PA out when he turned Pennsylvania out as a Police State! He has taken over 38 million dollars in political contributions from Energy Companies!

  2. Mike V says:

    Quit your Whinning.. Your kids are brats anyways.. You people just want others to raise your kids.. You had the kids, you raise them and pay for them.. Corbett is the best thing every happened to PA..

  3. Deb Franklin says:

    My granddaughter starts kindergarten in the fall, during sign up, my daughter was told she had to choose between having my granddaughter picked up in the morning by the school bus or dropped off in the afternoon, she couldn’t have both, pick one. She is expecting a baby the week school starts, so no matter what she will be dragging a newborn baby out either in the morning or in the afternoon during rush hour. The gifted program was also dropped and now my grandson will go back to his regular class…where he helps the teacher with tutoring the other kids DURING class. This is pathetic.

  4. Armstrong Co Resident says:

    Good bye to one of the worst governors this state has ever seen. One term is one too many

  5. Jason says:

    One term Tom!

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