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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:40 PM
Divernan (11,546 posts)
16. Latest F&M Poll: Corbett Approval Lowest Ever for any Pennsylvania governor!
"Another poll, another round of bad numbers for Tom Corbett. The latest survey from Franklin and Marshall shows that only 26% of registered voters think the Guv is doing a good job: the lowest for a sitting governor in the history of the F&M College Poll.
"When responding to polls, Corbett supporters have often noted that Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge suffered similar slumps during their first terms but each won re-election with relative ease.
A graph produced by F&M (below) shows that Rendell and Ridge did indeed suffer the first term doldrums. But neither man ever saw approval numbers as low as Corbett’s today. And for Corbett to parallel Rendell, for example, he’d need to turn his numbers around starting this month. Ridge began to improve after 13 months in office; Rendell began to improve at the two year mark (where Corbett is today).
"In fact, Corbett finds little quarter in any segment of the state’s population. Only Republicans view him favorably (42% to 24%) as well as self-identified born again or fundamentalist Christians (37% to 27%). Among every other demographic shown – age, education level, income, geographic region, anything – Corbett is viewed negatively.
"His best region is central Pa., where he’s just five points in the red (32% to 37%). The worst is Allegheny, where he’s under water 11% to 55%." (end of quotes from article)
Having the lowest approval rating fits in with having the lowest IQ of any PA Governor. Take note, he couldn't get admitted to any Pennsylvania law school (Pitt, Duquesne, Temple, Dickinson) and, apparently not even getting in to what is traditionally referred to as one's back up choice of schools, ended up taking a temp high school teaching job for a year before getting accepted by a 3rd rate law school in Texas.
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