Raleigh, N.C. – Already probably the most endangered governor running for re-election next fall, Tom Corbett’s chances of winning have only slipped further since PPP last polled Pennsylvania in March, and he is now the most unpopular governor of 43 on which PPP has polled. Only a quarter of Pennsylvanians approve of their governor’s job performance, with almost two-thirds disapproving (24-65), a drop of 17 points on the margin from the previous poll (33-58).
Corbett now earns only 30-33% of the vote, and trails even the most unknown of seven potential Democratic opponents by 12 to 20 points. He lags Jack Wagner 50-30, John Hanger 51-32, Rob McCord 50-31, Allyson Schwartz 48-33, Katie McGinty 47-32, Ed Pawlowski 45-33, and Tom Wolf 44-32. In March, Corbett’s deficits were seven to 11 points against Hanger, McCord, Schwartz, and Wolf. He is doing an average of almost seven points worse now. Wagner (45% name recognition) and Schwartz (42%) are the best-known Democrats, with the others between 25% and 31%.