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Q poll: Corbett "going nowhere"

Published by Tim McNulty on .

The latest Quinnipiac University poll again shows Gov. Tom Corbett with underwater approval ratings and warns his reelection chances are in trouble next year.

The poll finds 53 percent of respondents say Mr. Corbett does not deserve reelection in 2014 to 35 percent who say he does. His approval ratings are among the lowest the university has tested for the governor, with 39 percent disapproving his job performance to 49 percent approving: that's worse than his late January numbers in the poll where those percentages were 36 and 42 percent.

The findings track those released by Democratic-leaning pollsters Public Policy Polling yesterday.

Democrats such as former congressman Joe Sestak, current U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Montgomery County and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski would all beat Mr. Corbett if the election were today, Quinnipiac found, while the Republican has slim leads within the poll's 2.9 percentage point margin of error over most other Democratic names.

“It’s still early, but Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is going nowhere, and maybe even sliding a little as he prepares for what could be a tough reelection fight,” said Tim Malloy, Qunnipiac University Polling Institute assistant director.

The full results are available here.

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