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PPP: Corbett in "whole lot of trouble"

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Looking back on some late presidential polling in swing states, Democratic-leaning (but accurate) firm Public Policy Polling found Tom Corbett to be in the biggest trouble of any Republican governor who came into office in 2010.

From a review issued Monday:

Folks in a whole lot of trouble:

Many of the Republicans who were swept into office by the wave election of 2010 may have a hard time winning a second term if 2014 doesn't prove to be another huge year for their party.

In Pennsylvania Tom Corbett trails a generic Democrat 47/37. In Maine Paul LePage trails a hypothetical opponent from the opposite party 49/41. Both of them became unpopular pretty early in their terms and have stayed that way.

From their Nov. 3 poll findings:

Q7 Do you approve or disapprove of Governor
Tom Corbett's job performance?
Approve ................. .33%
Disapprove............. .44%
Not sure ................. .24%

Q8 Generally speaking, if there was an election for
Governor today, would you vote for Republican
Tom Corbett or his Democratic opponent?
Tom Corbett ........... .37%
47%
Democratic
opponent................. 47%
Not sure................. 16%

John Micek at the Morning Call goes over some of the possible Dem challengers here.

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