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May 1 - 7, 2017 Franklin & Marshall College Poll

The May 2017 Franklin & Marshall College Poll finds that President Trump continues to have strong support among Republicans and Conservatives in Pennsylvania, although his overall job performance ratings are lower than President Obama’s at this point in his presidency. President Trump’s job performance ratings have improved since the February Poll, rising from 32% to 37%. Pennsylvania voters believe the President is doing best at dealing with terrorism (47% rate his performance as an “A” or a “B”), while his administration receives its lowest ratings for dealing with climate change (52% rate his performance an “F”) and protecting the environment (51% rate his performance an “F”). Nearly half (45%) of registered voters give the President an “F” grade for his handling of health care compared to the 10% who give him an “A.” Governor Wolf’s positive job approval ratings (41%) continue to improve and are better than they were one year ago during the latter stages of the state budget impasse. The Governor’s ratings are comparable to Ed Rendell’s ratings at this point in his administration.

​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.

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