Franklin County state senator Doug Mastriano has jumped out to a double-digit lead in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the latest Trafalgar Group Poll of 1,080 likely GOP voters.
The poll was conducted on May 6-8 and has a margin of error of 2.99 percent.
Mastriano increased his lead over his opponents by 6.9 percentage points since the last Trafalgar poll back in mid-April and 2.1 points since the release of the Franklin & Marshall poll last week. He received more than a quarter of the respondents’ support at 27.6 percent – a full 10 percent better than Lou Barletta.
Dave White was third at 15.1 percent, while Bill McSwain followed at 14.4 percent. Jake Corman (5.3%), Melissa Hart (3.7%), Joe Gale (3.0%) and Charlie Gerow (2.1%) all polled under six percent, while 11.3 percent still said they were undecided.
More to come.