Posts Tagged ‘polls’
POLL: Pennsylvanians support marriage equality by HUGE margin

POLL: Pennsylvanians support marriage equality by HUGE margin

As Republicans head into election season in the Keystone State, they’re going to have to face a growing reality: Pennsylvania voters are moving away from them—fast—on the marriage equality issue. The newest poll out today from Quinnipiac University shows by a margin of 57-37 percent, Pennsylvanians support allowing same-sex couples to marry. And when broken...

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How many times have we heard things getting “worse” for Corbett?

How many times have we heard things getting “worse” for Corbett?

Public Policy Polling released data yesterday concerning Pennsylvania politics, and, as usual, it’s not looking good for Governor Tom Corbett. Not only does he trail all seven potential Democratic candidates in the primary; not only do 65 percent of Pennsylvanians disapprove of his performance; but, as it turns out, Tom Corbett is now the least popular governor...

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New poll has Corbett down, but ‘imagine what a real poll would show’

New poll has Corbett down, but ‘imagine what a real poll would show’

It was reported earlier today that Tom Corbett’s approval rating sucks. Susquehanna Polling and Research has found that the Pennsylvania governor’s poll numbers have him at 33 percent approve and 58 percent disapprove. That information, released to PoliticsPA, is a 12-point drop from their February poll, in which the governor’s numbers were 39 percent...

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Philly marijuana advocates pushing for full legalization

Philly marijuana advocates pushing for full legalization

In their most recent “Politically Uncorrected” column, G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young reflect on the most recent Franklin and Marshall polling of Pennsylvania voters by calling marijuana legalization “arguably the litmus test of whether one is culturally conservative or liberal.” They continue to note that while recreational marijuana is still...

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Corbett ‘Most Endangered Governor’ in Country

The public does not like Governor Tom Corbett, and his re-election chances are looking worse every day. Now, a new poll shows that he may be the most endangered governor in the country come the 2014 elections. A Public Policy Polling survey conducted from March 8-10 not only found the governor in worse shape than he’s ever been — but voters are apparently...

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Pennsylvania Poll Trolls Release ‘Obamacare’ Survey

Last we heard from GOP-aligned Susquehanna Polling and Research, it was October 2012, the sky was falling on Obama, and Dick Morris’ claim that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would win the election in a “landslide” was looking more likely to those whose attention was focused on Fox News and the conservative echo chamber. See, the Harrisburg-based...

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Dispatches From the Philadelphia Obama ‘Victory Party’

Dispatches From the Philadelphia Obama ‘Victory Party’

By 11:30, the 300 or so people at the Obama party at the Warwick Hotel in Center City had completely lost it. In a good way. They’d been partying with live DJs—playing all your favorite wedding and Bar/t Mitzvah hits—since Obama had been declared the winner of Pennsylvania about two hours earlier. Mayor Nutter spoke from a small stage in the hotel’s ball...

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NYC Obama Volunteers Watch Polls; Some Believe ‘Purge’ Implemented in PA

A third year law student identifying himself as Andrew was working outside a poll in South Philly earlier today. He said he was one of “about 200” volunteers the Obama Campaign bussed down to Pennsylvania to help protect voters who have problems at the polls. He said there were no problems at the poll at 13th and Jackson Streets, as he stood alongside a volunteer...

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Election Day Afternoon Grinder

Maybe I’ve been going to the wrong polling places, but everyone I’ve talked to about Voter ID today (as they were walking outside) said they were asked for photo identification and either showed it or refused. If they refused, there were no problems. But those were just the people I spoke with. Elsewhere, it was a different story. Complaints about Voter ID...

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How ‘Freakonomics’ Can Help Explain Hyped PA Polls

A new poll shows President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent in Pennsylvania. Conducted for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by Susquehanna Polling and Research, the poll is being touted nationally as evidence Romney might actually win Pennsylvania. The only problem? As we’ve stated before, Susquehanna is a GOP-centric...

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