Pennsylvania’s inability to pass a budget for fiscal 2010 has had a profound effect on the favorability and job-performance ratings of the state’s leaders, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
Only one out of three Pennsylvanians believes the state is “headed in the right direction,” and just 29 percent of registered voters say Gov. Ed Rendell (D) is doing an “excellent” or “good” job. Meanwhile, 78 percent of registered voters rank the Legislature’s performance as either “fair” or “poor.” The state has been operating without a budget since the fiscal year began on July 1.
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The data represent the responses of 643 randomly selected adult Pennsylvanians, including 562 registered voters. The sample error for the full survey group is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points, while the sample error for registered voters is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. For complete results, go to http://www.fandm.edu/fandmpoll.