PPP: Corbett reelect in "dire shape"

Published by Tim McNulty on .

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Gov. Tom Corbett is "in dire shape for reelection," according to the latest Public Policy Polling study, and "looks like the most endangered Governor in the country up for reelection next year."

The study by the Democratic-leaning but accurate pollsters shows the governor's approval ratings have slipped from their already bad state in January: as of this month 33% of voters approve of his job performance to 57% who disapprove, and he trails every Democratic name they tested him against.

Voters don't like the governor's lottery privatization plan (17% favor to 67% against), his handling of PSU/Sandusky (25-58%) and are even warming to GOP primary rival Bruce Castor of MontCo, whose support among GOP voters doubled since January (though he still trails Corbett by 20 points).

Among women -- a demo we mentioned earlier -- 30% approve of Corbett to 60% disapproving.

From PPP: PPP surveyed 504 Pennsylvania voters, including an oversample of 373 usual Republican primary voters, from March 8th to 10th. The margin of error for the overall survey is +/- 4.4%, and +/-5.1% for the GOP portion.

The full results are here.

We'll get another look at the governor's numbers early tomorrow when Quinnipiac University is due to release its latest poll.

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