His budget is stalled and so are his poll numbers.
The latest Franklin & Marshall College survey shows Gov. Tom Corbett continuing to trail far behind his Democratic challenger, York businessman Tom Wolf.
The state's voters give the incumbent dismal job performance assessments. His Democratic challenger led the governor by margin of 47 percent to 25 percent among 502 registered voters surveyed between June 23 and June 29.
Just 27 percent of the voters said they thought Mr. Corbett's job performance was "good,'' or "excellent.'' That was even worse that the job performance spread for President Obama, whose positive job reviews totaled 34 percent, up slightly from his 30 percent rating in January, the lowest job approval for the president throughout the F&M surveys since he took office.
Mr. Wolf led in every region and almost every demographic category tracked by the survey. He trailed in Allegheny County 43 percent to 31 percent. That's a heavily Democratic county, but one Mr Corbett carried in his 2010 victory over Dan Onorato. In normally Republican central Pennsylvania, Mr. Wolf led 46 percent to 26 percent, and in the vote-rich Philadelphia suburbs, the Democrat was ahead, 39 percent to 31 percent.
The Republican led only among Republicans, 55 percent to 19 percent, and self-described conservatives, 52 percent to 14 percent.