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Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett(R) Is Still in the Driver’s Seat

Friday, October 15, 2010

Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett continues to run well ahead of Democrat Dan Onorato in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial contest despite a visit to the state by President Obama to boost Democratic candidates.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Keystone State finds Corbett with 54%, his best showing yet. Onorato, Allegheny County’s county executive, gets 40% of the vote. One percent (1%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

The contest remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Two weeks ago, Corbett held a comparable 53% to 41% lead.  Corbett has led the race in surveys since February, with 45% to 54% of the vote. Onorato has earned 26% to 41% support in the same period.

The survey was taken two days after Obama and Vice President Joe Biden came to a rally in Philadelphia to appear with Democratic candidates in the state including Onorato. The gubernatorial candidates will hold their final debates of the campaign this coming Saturday and Monday nights.

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The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Pennsylvania was conducted on October 12, 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.


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