Wolf Continues to Lead Dem Gov Race

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Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The 23rd year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania

Below are the highlights of the March 2014, Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania Democratic voters. Complete results can be found at http://politics.fandm.edu

• Tom Wolf (33%) continues to lead the Democratic gubernatorial primary over Allyson Schwartz (7%), Rob McCord (6%), and Katie McGinty (4%). The results for February were Wolf (36%), Schwartz (9%), McCord (3%), and McGinty (1%).

• About half (46%) of Democrats do not express a preference for governor.

• Seven in ten (71%) registered Democrats have seen a television commercial for the candidates for governor. Of those who have seen a commercial, 85% have seen a Wolf commercial, 42% have seen a McCord commercial, and 39% have seen a McGinty commercial.

• Education (31%) remains the top issue for Democratic voters when they consider what candidate to support in the primary, followed by the economy/job market (19%).

• Almost six in ten Democrats rate Barack Obama’s job performance as excellent (17%) or good (41%); four in ten rate his job performance as fair (25%) or poor (17%).

Hillary Clinton leads Joe Biden in a presidential primary match up, 55% to 5% percent.

This survey reflects interviews with 524 Pennsylvania registered Democratic voters conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from March 25-31, 2014 (sample error of +/- 4.3 percentage points).

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, and Lancaster Newspapers. It may be used in whole or in part, provided any use is attributed to Franklin & Marshall College.