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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:24 PM

Corbett at 36 per cent approval.

Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Governor, Sinks To 36 Percent Approval Amid Austerity Measures

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's cuts to education funding and proposed credits for chemical refiners has sent his approval rating into a swoon. Just 36 percent of Pennsylvanians approved of the Republican governor's job performance this month, down from his all-time high of 50 percent in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Corbett supports a tax credit for chemical refiners that would cost his state more than $1.7 billion over 25 years starting in 2017. At the same time, he has cut $1 billion in funding to public schools and universities.

Democrats are capitalizing on growing discontent. “We’ve already given away the store to the Marcellus Shale industry," state Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-Luzerne County) told the Herald-Mail. "Now we’re proposing to give away billions of tax dollars?”

More at link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/tom-corbett-pennsylvania-approval_n_1607405.html?view=print&comm_ref=false


from femmocrat: I bet it's even lower than 36%! Who still supports this guy?

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Reply Corbett at 36 per cent approval. (Original post)
femmocrat Jun 2012 OP
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #1
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #2
femmocrat Jun 2012 #5
Curmudgeoness Jun 2012 #7
MrSlayer Jun 2012 #3
livetohike Jun 2012 #8
BlueToTheBone Jun 2012 #4
enough Jun 2012 #6
malthaussen Jun 2012 #9
JPZenger Jun 2012 #10
blue neen Jun 2012 #11
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #12

Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

1. Why so high? n/t

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. Swell

We only have to wait 2 1/2 years for the next election and hope that he stays unpopular.

And no incumbent has been defeated for Pennsylvania governor since, when? Well, it's been a long time.

Lot of good that 36% rating does us now.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:00 PM

5. I don't think there have been ANY.

Before Milton Shapp, the governor's office was limited to one-term only.

Since Shapp, we have had: Thornburg, Casey, Ridge/Schweiker*, Rendell and now Corbett.

*(Ridge left to serve as Sec. of Homeland Security in his second term and Schweiker became governor, but did not run for his own term.)

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:21 PM

7. Well, it might matter.

It may be too too long before we can get rid of him, but if he keeps the independents in PA pissed off with him, it could look better for Obama in this November's election. They will have had their fill of idiot Republicans. So although we are stuck with him, PA may go for Obama without a problem. Crossing fingers here. I hope I'm right.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. I hate this motherfucker so much it's unhealthy.

 

He's in W territory as far as my personal feelings go. He's scum of the lowest sort.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

8. Me too. Nice to know that I am not alone

in this. What hasn't he ruined in PA?

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:34 PM

4. That same moronic percentage

who are incapable of thought and are driven by fear translated to hate.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:09 PM

6. That's the first good news I've heard in my state for many a moon. (nt)

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. As always, 1/3 of the people are insane

Seen it in poll after poll. Just yesterday -- 64% approve the President on the Dream act, leaving that same 1/3 who need to have their heads extracted from a tight, dark place.

As for Corbett -- his all-time approval rating is 50%? Makes you wonder how he got elected.

-- Mal

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:30 AM

10. Budget deal is coming together

Compared to Corbett, the Republican leadership of the House and Senate ended up being relatively moderate. They forced Corbett to accept no further cuts in college funding, and a slightly higher amount of public school funding vs. what Corbett has insisted upon.

The Democrats were never allowed in the room where the budget deal was made, and only know what we read in the newspapers.

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:27 PM

11. I saw him talking about the budget on the news.

Governor Corrupt looks and sounds mighty strange these days. Hmm.

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:14 PM

12. That high?

 

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