Wolf, Casey, Trump Get Low Job Approval Ratings

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Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The 26th year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania

Below are the highlights of the September 2017, Franklin & Marshall College Poll. Complete results can be found at [L]http://www.fandm.edu/fandmpoll[EL].

• President Trump’s job performance ratings have declined since the May Poll, falling from 37% to 29%.

• Three in ten (30%) respondents currently describe themselves as “Trump supporters” while two in five (43%) describe themselves as “Trump opponents.” Trump’s strongest pool of supporters has changed little in Pennsylvania.

• Demographically, self-described Trump supporters are more likely to live in Southwest and Northeast Pennsylvania, and live in a rural county, to have no college degree, to be white, and to be retired.

• Pennsylvania voters believe the President is doing best at dealing with terrorism (49% rate his performance as an “A” or a “B”). He performs worst in improving the health care system (50% rate his performance an “f”).

• Governor Wolf’s positive job approval ratings (38%) are similar to the ratings he received in May. His ratings are similar to Gov. Rendell’s at this point in his administration.

• Two in five (37%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believe Senator Casey is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as the state’s U.S. Senator.

• Almost one in two (48%) registered voters believes the state is “on the wrong track.”

• Registered voters mention government and politicians (30%), unemployment/economy (16%), education (11%), taxes (11%) as being the most important problems facing the state.

This survey reflects interviews with 398 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 191 Democrats, 152 Republicans and 55 Independents conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from Sept 13-18. The sample error for this survey is +/- 6.2 percentage points. A complete methodological statement can be found in the complete report.

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive, LNP media group, and the Reading Eagle. It may be used in whole or in part, provided any use is attributed to the college.

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