Skip to comments.Poll: Wolf leads Corbett by 20 points for governor
Posted on 06/06/2014 11:11:48 AM PDT by bjcoop
HARRISBURG, Pa. Democratic upstart Tom Wolf leads Republican incumbent Tom Corbett by a formidable 20 points as Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign shifts into gear for the general election, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The survey of 1,308 Pennsylvania voters by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University showed Wolf backed by 53 percent and Corbett by 33 percent.
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Let me guess that Corbett pissed off too many conservatives
Not only Conservatives, but everyone. Pennsylvania and Florida have the WORST chances at keeping the Governorships.
Too many Kool-Aid drinkers in this state who think the unicorns will start pooping Skittles again if we would only tax the bejeebers out of those EEEEEEVIL Shale Frackers.
Many Conservatives I know did a write-in for PA Gov. in the primary. There is so little enthusiasm for him that I do not see him winning.
Actually, Rick Scott in FL has turned things around dramatically in the polls. I think Corbett is the most endangered followed by LePage in ME.
Raising gas taxes 28 cents a gallon over a five year period pretty much baked the cake for this guy.
I will never vote for Corbett.
They ruled against the candidate running against Corbett throwing him off the ballot after the voting machines were set.
That meant most of the anti-Corbett votes in the GOP Primary didn’t officially count unless they were write-ins.
The GOPe machine is strong in this state. They opposed Taft, Goldwater and Reagan every chance they could.
I hear ya. I can’t stand him. We have been disarmed with political arguments for voting republican. I will vote for him though holding my nose. The other choice is worse. Sorry.
Pennsylvanians kiss your guns good-bye if the Dem wins. They already have an anti-gun elected Democrat AG.
I wouldn’t dismiss the re-election chances of Paul LePage, Maine’s TEA Party conservative governor.
The presence of an “independent” (i.e. liberal) in the race (Elliot Cutler) will siphon off a chunk of the dem vote (2nd district Congressman Mike Michaud).
The State GOP establishment is disgusting. They bullied Guzzardi off the ballot with frivolous court challenges. If Corbett loses by a huge margin, it could have devastating effects in terms of keeping the legislature which, while certainly not very conservative, has been a bulwark against anti-gun measures. Shame on the hacks in the GOP in my state!
Considering what a sickening coward that Corbett showed himself to be by caving to the homo-fascists, I certainly would never give him my vote, under any circumstances. I’d stay home. But I’m not a PA voter, though.
Corbett has pissed off the conservatives and Christians, so how do you think he’s got a chance to win?
This is why RINO’s lose elections. They have no real voter base.
The republicans controlled the governor’s office and the senate/house in PA by large majorities for the last 4 years.
What did we get?
No public union pension reforms
No banning teacher’s strikes
No privatizing liquor stores
But we did get:
LARGEST gasoline taxes in the nation
Massive increase of tolls.
No tax cuts
Public unions still out of control
Bailouts of the Philadelphia school system
WHAT THE F*CK GOOD ARE THE REPUBLICANS???
The Democrats taxation of frackers plays to the radical enviros but doesn’t satisfy their demand of an outright ban on it.
Its like Republicans demonizing illegal immigration, then proposing to “fix the system”.
The politicians of both parties don’t deliver on what the grassroots want, they just make emotional speeches and pretend to be on our side and manipulate the issue to get money out of someone’s pocket including the big money that supports them.
raised taxes and refused to defend marriage
Then we will have some civil disobedience in this state, I guess, but fear doesn’t work with me anymore.
I won’t be manipulated by the emotional games of the political machine anymore.
Don’t worry. The GOPe machine drew the lines to favor them after the 2010 election.
The nasty thing to see if Wolf wins is how the GOP majority in the legislature will cave and cut deals with him.
And Wolf is running commercials saying he’ll tax those nasty energy companies and give the booty to education.
The Republicans are in no danger of losing either the house or senate. Wolf will not be able to get his tax and spend agenda into law.
He took the political bait to increase taxes and not defending marriage. Now, it is what it is. GOP-e can spin it anyway they want after the election.
That’s another strike against him for many voters.
I’m not arguing religion or sex in opposing gay marriage, I see it as the incremental establishment of a totalitarian state that will persecute those who don’t conform to its views on sexuality and violate their Constitutional rights.
Way to go, Governor Corbett.
I have five reasons to not vote for him, at least.
First, white-flag on voter I.D. case, then bending over for the marriage redefinition ruling.
Why is anyone surprised?
Tom Corbett is putting the bushido blade into himself.
If I were a Pennsylvanian, I would hold my nose and vote for the Republican.
Rick Scott has done well in Florida.
The GOPe machine of PA that gave us Specter and his acolyte who now recants his past named Santorum is the ultimate worst.
They have consistently opposed conservatives from the days of William Howard Taft when PA’s GOP turned into Teddy Roosevelt Progressives in 1912 giving the 38 electoral votes to him while the other Progressive Wilson won.
They opposed Bob Taft, Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.
The volume of write-in votes was pretty high in the primary. He won’t win.
Pretty much doubled the state gasoline tax. Fell for the old “we need to repair our roads” dodge. The roads after last winter are as bad as I’ve ever seen them. It’s June and some potholes haven’t seen any repair attempts yet. Most of the money is getting shoveled to mass transit for Philly & Pittsburgh.
I would have expected this from a Democrat like Rendell, but a Republican? Inexcusable!
It seems that new taxes promised for roads always go to “mass transportation” projects that benefit a tiny minority and do nothing to make the roads better.
So what is the answer for PA?
The same result as New Jersey?
Yep, he just passed a .28 cent per gallon gas tax hike, and just last week, he refused to appeal a federal court’s ruling that PA’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. No one is happy with him, and so he’s going down because of self-inflicted wounds.
and there will still be those who say we should vote for people like him as the lesser of evils
Rick Scott has done well in Florida.
I hope so. That dang Christ is well known and changed to Democrat from a Republican which could muddy up the election especially for the ignorant voter.
His campaign manager keeps saying that with time his standing will improve and Corbett will win decisively. Ahahahaha. Knowing the mood of many conservatives in my state, I can tell you that it won’t happen! 2010 was such a wasted opportunity.
Conservatives are being intimidated, attacked and or ignored by the Republican Establishment in this state.
One big victory for us was the election of State Senator Scott Wagner in York County where I live. Wagner won a three way race as a write-in against the D and R endorsed candidates with 48 percent of the vote.
But it took Wagner 400-thousand dollars at least, most of it his own money, to beat the machine’s smear campaign against him.
The GOPe uses false emotional wedges talking about eliminating paycheck deductions for unionized government employees as if its a major burden to taxpayers.
Having government projects like all the roads and bridges being paid for with Corbett’s higher gas taxes done by union wage labor needs to stop. That will save billions down the road.
They also want to reduce the size of our legislature, but not the perks of the legislators currently in. A smaller legislature means the leaders cut out the districts of conservatives who challenge the leadership.
Its a dirty Liberal Republican Establishment political machine in this state with a long heritage of being on the wrong side.
What does this state have to show for it.
PA used to have 36 congressional districts a hundred years ago, now we have 18.
Rick Scott is not going to lose to Crist. Noway!!!
Looks like supporting Gay Marriage isn’t helping Corbett very much...
Corbett definitely isn’t popular but keep in mind. If he loses he will be the first incumbent governor in PA history to lose.
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