Reader Poll: Schwartz Will Go Negative First

Allyson Schwartz

Allyson Schwartz

It’s no secret that the Democrats who have expressed interest in challenging Gov. Tom Corbett take every opportunity to criticize the Republican incumbent’s record.

The only question that remains is which candidate will first engage in a concerted, sustained attack against a fellow Democrat in the primary.

According to PoliticsPA readers it will be Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, a frontrunner for the nomination.

162 readers believe Schwartz will be the first. 94 think Treasurer Rob McCord will. Businessman and former Pa. Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf rounds out the top three with 42 votes with former DEP Secretary John Hanger close behind with 37.

Here are the full results:

Which Dem for Governor Will Go Negative First?


  • Allyson Schwartz (40%)
  • Rob McCord (23%)
  • Tom Wolf (11%)
  • John Hanger (9%)
  • Katie McGinty (6%)
  • Mike Stack (4%)
  • Ed Pawlowski (4%)
  • Jo Ellen Litz (3%)
  • Max Myers (1%)

Total Voters: 409

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July 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Governor, Top Stories | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Reader Poll: Schwartz Will Go Negative First”

  1. Publilius Syrus says:

    Get Serious is right. No way Sschwartz goes negative first – it will only boost the name ID of a rival who no one knows. Wolff and McGinty, who are using the same consulting firm, will work together – one will be a stalking horse to try to bring down Schwartz.

  2. delco observer says:

    Oh how I can not stand this Allyson Schwartz person!

  3. Get Serious says:

    This poll frankly confirms the lack of sophistication of most of the poll’s participants. The idea that the probably front runner, in at least the horse race and name ID, would be the first to go negative in a multi-candidate Democratic primary field is laughable. It also shows the lack of any real knowledge about what is happening on the ground. Anyone talking to donors and activists would know that there is a candidate who has already gone negative behind the scenes, and it is not Alyson Schwartz.

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