The Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The October 2014 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters shows that Tom Wolf maintains a sizable but narrower lead over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett. The race has tightened primarily due to the Governor’s improved standing among Republican voters. The survey finds Governor Corbett continues to trail his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, 53% to 40% among likely voters. As in prior surveys, a majority (61%) of registered voters continues to believe the state is “off on the wrong track” and only one in three (34%) believes Governor Corbett has performed sufficiently well to deserve re-election.

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

October 20-26, 2014 - 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.