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Public Toplines - Election 2018: Pennsylvania Governor - September 12-13, 2018

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Pennsylvania Survey of 800 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted September 12-13, 2018
By Rasmussen Reports


1* If the election for governor of Pennsylvania was held today, would you vote for Republican Scott Wagner or Democrat Tom Wolf?


40% Wagner
52% Wolf
  3% Some other candidate
  5% Not sure


2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Scott Wagner?


20% Very favorable
24% Somewhat favorable
15% Somewhat unfavorable
22% Very unfavorable

  9% Never heard of him
10% Not sure


3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Tom Wolf?


29% Very favorable
26% Somewhat favorable
16% Somewhat unfavorable
25% Very unfavorable

  1% Never heard of him
  4% Not sure


4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

29% Excellent
33% Good
29% Fair
  9% Poor
  1% Not sure


5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

18% Excellent
39% Good
27% Fair
14% Poor
  1% Not sure


6* What is the most important issue to your vote this fall – the economy, taxes and government spending, school safety, education, illegal immigration, the environment, social issues, government ethics and corruption or something else?


19% Economy
20% Taxes and government spending
  3% School safety
  5% Education
16% Illegal immigration
  7% The environment
  9% Social issues
14% Government ethics and corruption
  4% Something else
  2% Not sure


7* In terms of how you will vote, how important are debates between the candidates – very important, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important?


36% Very important

41% Somewhat important

15% Not very important

  5% Not at all important

  2% Not sure


8* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day.  Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?


87% Certain
13% Something could prevent you from voting


9* How would you rate the job Tom Wolf has been doing as governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


23% Strongly approve

29% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
21% Strongly disapprove
  6% Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence