The Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The August 2015 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters shows more registered voters hold the state legislature (54%) than the governor (29%) responsible for the state’s late budget. The poll also finds that less than half (46%) of registered voters believe Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign because of the criminal charges filed against her. Despite the late state budget, Governor Wolf’s job performance ratings have remained mostly unchanged since June--two in five (39%) registered voters believe he is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as governor. Senator Toomey’s positive job performance ratings have improved since our June Poll, rising from 34% to 40% “excellent” or “good.” Senator Toomey leads both Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak in the 2016 race for US Senate, although many voters remain undecided about the race.

View the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll (PDF):

August 17-24, 2015 - Franklin & Marshall College Poll


The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAETV (Pittsburgh), WPVITV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg PatriotNews, and Lancaster Newspapers. This survey may used in whole or in part, but must contain the reference that it was conducted at Franklin & Marshall College.


Center for Politics & Public Affairs

The Center for Politics and Public Affairs, established in 2004, fosters the study of politics and public policy. It is under the auspices of the College's Floyd Institute for Public Policy Analysis.

Center for Opinion Research

The Floyd Institute's Center For Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College provides research services, technical assistance and training to government agencies, private corporations, professional associations, the media and other organizations. The Center is a resource for those seeking objective information about the major issues and problems facing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its citizens.