Robert Morris Poll: Wolf 51%, Schwartz 17%
According to an online survey done by Robert Morris University, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf leads the Democratic pack for governor with 51%.
This is the first time that Wolf has crossed the majority threshold in the wide field for the Democratic nomination, although he did have dominating performances in three polls last week.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz came in second with 17%, State Treasurer Rob McCord at 13%,; and former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty took 9%.
Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz and former DEP Secretary John Hanger didn’t make the list, and former Auditor General Jack Wagner entered the field too late to be considered.
On the whole, this poll was bad news for everyone except Wolf.
Respondents gave sitting Governor Tom Corbett a 29.4% favorability rating and a 32.5% job approval rating. What’s worse: only 18.6% think that Corbett will win a second term.
The online poll surveyed 501 registered voters in Pennsylvania. Responses were weighted to reflect the overall population. It was held from Feb. 15-21, and has a 4.5 margin of error.