#PAGov: Wolf’s Lead Up to 25 Points

Remember when PoliticsPA wrote this?

A new CBS/New York Times survey suggests that Democratic nominee Tom Wolf’s lead may not be as strong as previously thought.

According to the online scientific poll, Wolf holds a 42% to 33% lead over Gov. Corbett. When you include respondents who lean towards a candidate, however, Wolf’s lead expands to a 52% to 38% margin. (You can read an explanation of online scientific polls here)

Then wrote this days later?

The poll surveyed 1,214 likely Pennsylvania voters via automated calls following Governor Corbett’srecent attack advertisements. 46% of the poll’s respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 43% as Republican, and 10% as independent, according to Magellan.

Among voters who say they have definitely decided upon a candidate, Governor Corbett’s vote percentage has improved to within 7 points of York County businessman Tom Wolf’s numbers. 35.9% of respondents favored Wolf, while 28.6% favored Corbett. 12% still remain undecided.

And suggested both times that Corbett was “WITHIN SINGLE DIGITS OF TOM WOLF,” which gave their readership republican staffers who read the blog something to care about?

Well folks, the part is over.  Tom Wolf still has a 25 point lead.

With 67 days to the gubernatorial election, a poll released Thursday painted a slightly higher peak on the hill Gov. Tom Corbett must climb to overtake Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

Wolf leads the race by 25 points in the poll, completed by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College, for which 520 registered voters were interviewed between Aug. 18-25.



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