The October 2013 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters finds a majority (61%) believes the state is “off on the wrong track” and only one in five (20%) believes Governor Tom Corbett has performed sufficiently well to deserve re-election. Surprisingly, as many registered Republicans believe the Governor should step aside (44%) so another Republican can represent the party in the 2014 election as believe he should run again (42%). Nearly one in four (22%) registered voters believes unemployment and the economy is the state’s most important problem, followed closely by schools and school funding (21%). The Poll also finds strong support for expansion of the state’s Medicaid program.
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