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Election 2010: Pennsylvania Governor

Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett (R) Remains Ahead of Onorato (D)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Republican state Attorney General Tom Corbett holds a nine-point lead over his Democratic rival in the final Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Pennsylvania governor’s race.

Corbett has the support of 52% of Likely Voters in the state, while 43% prefer Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. Two percent (2%) like another candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race remains Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

A week ago, Corbett’s lead narrowed to five points, 50% to 45%.  It was the closest the race has been since February. In surveys this year, Corbett has consistently led Onorato with support ranging from 45% to 54%.  In those same surveys, Onorato has earned 26% to 45% of the vote.

President Obama appeared with Onorato and Democratic Senate hopeful Joe Sestak in Philadelphia on Saturday in hopes of giving a lift to both candidates. Republican Pat Toomey still holds a small lead over Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

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The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Pennsylvania was conducted on October 28, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Additional data from the survey will be released at RasmussenReports.com/Pennsylvania.

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