Poll: Voters blame GOP, Not Wolf for Budget Stalemate
By William Bender| August 27, 2015
Voters are siding with Democratic Gov. Wolf over the Republican-controlled Legislature in the ongoing state budget standoff in Harrisburg, according to a new Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll released today.
The poll, conducted between Aug. 17 and 23, found that 54 percent of voters hold the General Assembly responsible for the lack of a budget, while 29 percent hold Wolf responsible. The budget was due eight weeks ago.
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Franklin & Marshall College Poll - Survey of Pennsylvanians
August 27, 2015
The August 2015 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters shows more registered voters hold the state legislature (54%) than the governor (29%) responsible for the state’s late budget. The poll also finds that less than half (46%) of registered voters believe Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign because of the criminal charges filed against her. Despite the late state budget, Governor Wolf’s job performance ratings have remained mostly unchanged since June--two in five (39%) registered voters believe he is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as governor. Senator Toomey’s positive job performance ratings have improved since our June Poll, rising from 34% to 40% “excellent” or “good.” Senator Toomey leads both Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak in the 2016 race for US Senate, although many voters remain undecided about the race.
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