An online survey conducted by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute has more bad news for Gov. Tom Corbett and more good news for Tom Wolf.
Mr. Corbett's approval rating in the poll of 501 Pennsylvania voters was just 33 percent. In a matchup between Mr. Corbett and a generic Democrat, just 20 percent said they would vote for the Republican incumbent while 40 percent said the would vote for an unnamed Democratic nominee.
Among the smaller sample of Democratic voters, York County businessman Tom Wolf had a distinct advantage, one greater than, but broadly consistent with his strong showings in other polls over the past week.
According to the RMU findings, Mr. Wolf led the Democratic pack with 51 percent. Among his closer Democratic rivals, he was followed by U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, 17 percent; state Treasurer Rob McCord, 13 percent; and Katie McGinty, the former state secretary of environmental protection, 9 percent.
The RMU survey is based on responses from Internet surveys, the results, in theory, weighted to reflect the overall populatioon, It did not include Jack Wagner, the former state auditor general, who said he was entering the race too late to be included among the possible choices