Reader Poll: Will the Sandusky Scandal Have Any Effect on Your Vote?

GovernorCorbettIt was probably the most notable story in Pennsylvania so far this decade but it seems, at least for the moment, to finally be over.

On Saturday morning the first news of Kathleen Kane’s report on Tom Corbett’s conduct in the investigation of Jerry Sandusky first leaked. It concluded that there was no major wrongdoing by the Governor.

Still, the lingering sense in political circles is that the scandal has hurt Corbett’s re-election chances. In a true “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, Democrats seem to continue to believe he stalled the investigation, while on the flip side many PSU die-hards somehow blame him for the ouster of the beloved yet controversial head football coach Joe Paterno.

Yet for all this conventional wisdom, polls have given little indication that the saga has impacted the Governor in any real way. The latest Quinnipiac poll, for instance, finds that only 1% of those that disapprove of Corbett do so because of “Penn State issues”.

So, we decided to ask you our readers. Will the fact that Gov. Corbett was Attorney General during most of the Sandusky investigation have any effect whatsoever on your vote in November?

Will Gov. Corbett's Handling of the Sandusky Scandal Have Any Effect on Your Vote?


  • No but I still definitely won't vote for him (37%)
  • Yes and I definitely won't vote for him (33%)
  • No and I definitely will vote for him (24%)
  • I'm undecided, but it won't have an effect (4%)
  • I'm undecided, but it will have an effect (2%)

Total Voters: 808

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June 10th, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Poll, Top Stories | 12 Comments

12 thoughts on “Reader Poll: Will the Sandusky Scandal Have Any Effect on Your Vote?”

  1. jeff white says:

    YOU GOT IT RIGHT ON THE MONEY PUPPET MC GINTY RENDELL AND KANE ARE ALL JOINED AT THE HIPS SHARING THE GAS MONEY. WAITING FOR A REPORT THAT YOU KNOW ISN’T GONNA PROSECUTE CORBETTFOR HIS WRONG DOING SOUNDS LIKE YOU WOULD VOTE FOR ANY R REGARDLESS OF HOW CORRUPT AND FORGET IT KANENO GOVERNORSHIP FOR YOU IN THE FUTURE.

  2. PAIN DY1 is on drugs says:

    PAINDY is on the crack

  3. PAINDY1 says:

    I have several sources from both the UPMC and Highmark’s boards feeding me information on today’s meeting the Governor. I know Tom Corbett and Acting Governor John Brabender told both parties not leak, but ….it is time to call in a WORLD CLASS plumber, World Class Jeff Romoff. The upshot is that Tom Corbett and the Bakers are trying to force a favorable settlement for UPMC, before the Wolf Pack shows up.

  4. PAINDY1 says:

    Unfortunately, not everyone accepts the Canonization of Saint Tom Corbett Some voters remain very upset about the Paterno matter. The reference to a BUNKER is only coincidental-Does 111 State Street the PAGOP Victory Center really have a “SAFE ROOM?” http://youtu.be/YUhfTawWFwQ

  5. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    This poll is premature, inasmuch as the report has yet to be released.

  6. Jack Rothschild says:

    This November

  7. Jack Rothschild says:

    If You Cling To Your Guns and Your Bibles Then Former Lower Merion Constable Eric Bradway is your Man for Governor in Pennsylvania Write him in For Governor On Both Ballots

  8. Guest says:

    Get real. Katie McGinty who I like personally is an Ed Rendell lackey. And had she been attorney general she woulda done nothing to Tom Corbett. They’re both locked at the hip to Tom Corbett Shale money. Kane’ s only mistake was allowing herself to be manipulated by Richard Sprague who not only received an 11 million dollar judgement from IGM ( daily news) when his friend Brian Tierney (another Rendell Cohen Katz robot ) probably hopes to get another one now that hes back in Consulting interimly for Lenfest. RENDELL IS TRYING TO SINK THE DEMS and will probably be successful if Tom Wolf doesn’t get his head out of his A$$

  9. Chris Martinez says:

    If Kathie McGlinty was att general and not Katherine Kane, the past att general would probably be indicted by now.

  10. Basile says:

    Taking money from Second Mile and their administrators and using little resources to keep this child molester off the street is just two of several reasons why he is the worst politician of my lifetime. What he has done to the poor and children in poverty is the real crime.

  11. Guest says:

    Flashback almost 4 years ago. Beaver Stadium October 30 ish 2010. 3 days before Election Day in Pa. Michigan v Penn State. Fevers were running high Michigan was in the houseee, JoPa was inching towards 400 wins. We were in the Governmental Affairs box right next to the Presidents box. VIPS were everywhere you could smell the money eminating from Graham Spainers row of jazillionaire alumni board members. Oh looky whos that with Graham low and behold it’s Tom Corbett. That guys running for Governor. Let’s go bust in and meet him he could be Governor in 2 days. :-|. :-|!!!
    TOM CORBETT WAS WELL AWARE ON THST DAY THAT SANDUSKY WAS A CHILD MOLESTER AND THAT JOE PATERNO HAD KNOWLEDGE OF IT. IT DIDNT STOP HIM FROM MAKING ONE LAST STOP AT PENN STATE TO PICK UP A FEW CHECKS B4 ELECTION DAY. That day is stuck in my head because when it was announced about Sandusky it dawned on me and I wanted to puke. F&@$!! Corbett and F&@$!! Paterno. Or simply NOOOO IM NOT VOTING FOR CORBETT BUT I NEVER WAS ANYWAY

  12. Larry says:

    There is no “scandal.” Kathleen Kane tried to manufacture one, but there is no scandal. There was only a very successful prosecution.

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