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October 21 - 27, 2019 Franklin & Marshall College Poll 

The October 2019 Franklin & Marshall College Poll finds that Pennsylvania voters are generally satisfied with the direction of the state and their personal finances. Half (57%) of the state’s registered voters believe the state is “headed in the right direction.” Most voters report they are “better off” (30%) or the “same” (52%) financially compared to last year and most expect to be “better off” (31%) or the “same” (51%) financially next year—these sentiments are virtually unchanged since our last Poll.

Contrasting with their feelings about the state, only one in three (35%) registered voters believes that the United States is “headed in the right direction.” About one in three (35%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Trump is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president, which is consistent with recent Franklin & Marshall College Polls. Two in five (37%) registered voters believe President Trump has done a good enough job to deserve re-election, while three in five (59%) voters say it is time for a change.

More than half (57%) of registered voters in the state support an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, although this support differs along party and ideological lines. Nearly half (47%) express “strong support” for the inquiry while nearly two in five (37%) registered voters “strongly opposes” it. Only one in five (21%) registered voters believes it is acceptable for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent, regardless of how they feel about the impeachment inquiry itself.

Former Vice President Joe Biden (30%) is the top choice for President among Pennsylvania’s registered Democrats, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (18%), although the preferences of liberal and moderate Democrats differ: liberal Democrats prefer Warren (31%) to Biden (24%), while moderate Democrats overwhelmingly prefer Biden (40%).

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