Quinnipiac University Poll/March 14, 2012
s lead among conservatives, Tea Party members and white evangelicalChristians is what w
e have found in other states,” Malloy added.
“What we’ve also seen in other states is that Romney comes fro
m behind, riding a tidal
wave of negative advertising. Whether attack ads work against a native son remains to be seen.”
Among all Pennsylvania voters, President Obama gets a split 47
49 percent jobapproval rating, his best score in months, and a split 47
47 percent favorability rating.Favorability ratings for GOP presidential contenders all are negative:
31 percent, with 37 percent who don’t know enough about
him.Pennsylvania voters are divided 47
49 percent on whether Obama deserves to bereelected.
“President Barack Obama has lackluster approval, favorability and reelection numbers in
Pennsylvania, but this is his highest approval rating in a year and his best performance in monthsrunning against Mitt Romney
,” Malloy said.
“Romney’s favorability drops from a positive 34 –
30 percent in December to a negative33
43 percent today.”
U.S. Senate Race
Voters give Sen. Robert Casey Jr. a 46
27 percent approval rating and say 48
30percent he deserves to be reelected. Casey tops an unnamed Republican challenger 46
34percent.Voters approve 42
28 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is doing.
Senator Robert Casey, who is up for reelection, has a 12-point margin over an unnamedRepublican challenger. But he probably would sleep better if he could break 50 percent on his job approval and reelection numbers,
Malloy said.From March 7
12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,256 registered voters with amargin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.The survey includes 508 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginiaand the nation as a public service and for research.
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