The Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The March 2015 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters shows more voters believe the state is headed in the right direction than at any time since January 2010.  Nearly two in five (38%) registered voters believes Governor Wolf is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as governor. Pennsylvania registered voters’ top priorities include increasing state education funding (27%) and local property tax reform (25%).  Most (77%) respondents believe the state’s tax system needs reformed, a sentiment supported equally by registered voters in both parties.  A majority (59%) of state voters supports the Governor’s budget plan and a majority (60%) also supports increasing state income taxes in order to reduce property taxes.

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

March 17-23, 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.