From the latest Quinnipiac University poll, of 1,367 Pennsylvania voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.:
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, the Republican candidate for Governor, has a 44 – 37 percent lead over Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, the Democrat, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 43 – 37 percent Corbett lead in a May 13 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In this latest survey, independent voters back Corbett 44 – 29 percent, as do Republicans 86 – 4 percent. Democrats back Onorato 69 – 13 percent.
Pennsylvania voters say 47 – 34 percent they want the state to adopt an immigration law similar to that of Arizona. Voters approve 52 – 27 percent of the Arizona law and by 60 – 27 percent they think the Obama Administration’s lawsuit to block its implementation is a bad idea.
“With the primaries out of the way, Attorney General Tom Corbett enters the general election phase of the campaign with a 7-point lead. He is better known than Allegheny County Executive Tom Onorato and voters have more confidence in his ability to right things in Harrisburg,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Corbett is viewed favorably by 44 percent of voters, unfavorably by 11 percent, with 44 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. Onorato gets a 31 – 16 percent favorability, with 52 percent who have not yet formed an opinion. Among independent voters, often the key to Pennsylvania elections, Corbett is viewed favorably 43 – 10 percent to Onorato’s 27 – 15 percent.