The 2017

Pennsylvania
Straw Poll
Results
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Pennsylvania Straw Poll Key Points

232 Ballots collected from Friday morning
through Saturday at 10:00 AM
Every Voter is a verified attendee of PLC2017
40 PA Counties Represented
7 States Represented
(Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New York,
Washington D.C., Delaware, North Carolina)
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PLC2017LIVE DID YOU TAKE THE 2017 STRAW
POLL

21

35

YES NO
Demographic
Questions
PLC2017 AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

20
5
43
43

41

46
29

17 and Younger 18-25 26-40 41-55 56-65 66-74 75+
PLC2017 IDENTIFIED GENDER

2

82

144

Male Female Not Disclosed
PLC2017 REPRESENTED COUNTIES

Lancaster 15

Allegheny 14

Berks 13

Cumberland 26

Dauphin 21

0 5 10 15 20 25 30
PLC2017 POLICITAL IDEOLOGY

Paleoconservative 16

Traditionalist 62

Social Conservative 70

Progressive 0

Neoconservative 7

Moderate 11

Libertarian 50

Liberal 0

Fiscal Conservative 123
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU ATTENDED PLC

25
68
44

100

First Time Two to Five (2-5) Six to Ten (6-10) More than 10
What do you consider more important in a candidate?

91

139

Ability to get things done, even if it requires compromise
Adherence to principle, even if it prevents action
Commonwealth
Results
In your opinion, Would you say things in the
Commonwealth are going in the right direction or
have they gotten off on the wrong track

19 28

67

111

Right Direction Wrong Track
Middle of the Road Unsure
In your opinion, What is the most important issue
facing Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2017
Ending Immigration 1

Abortion 1

Welfare Reform 13

Voter ID 17

School Property Tax Reform 36

Privatizing of Alcohol Sales 4

Pension Reform 112

Marcellus Shale Drilling 5

Education Reform 35

0 20 40 60 80 100 120
How many Jurisdictions across the Commonwealth do
you think have enacted policies which limit
cooperation with ICE officials?
21 or more 18

16-20 8

11 to 15 21

6 to 10 46

2 to 5 47

1 6

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
In your opinion, Should the Pennsylvania Legislature do
more to end the practice of Sanctuary
cities/jurisdictions
40
4 4
10 5
143
58

Absolutely Yes
Somewhat No
Absolutely No It's a Federal Issue
Unsure
What do you feel is the largest concern facing
Pennsylvania’s Education System?

30 10
72

87

43
10

Taxes Pensions
Quality of Education Standardized Testing
Labor Unions Write Ins
How confident are you Republicans in the State Legislature
will stand firm and block the tax hikes and higher taxes
proposed by Governor Tom Wolf in the 2018-2019 budget?

13 38
53

123

Very Confident Somewhat Confident
Somewhat Unconfident Very Unconfident

Choose all that apply.
PLC2017LIVE Your Early Favorite for Governor?

Trump 1
Tom Wolf 1
Scott Wagner 32
PePe 1
Sam Hyde 1
Porsha 1
Mango 1
Revin Evin 1
Scott Davis 2
Lou Barletta 1
Jamel Brown 1
Tom Corbett 1
Bob Neubaum 1
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Federal Results
The MOST Important Issue facing the US
in 2017:

LOWMAN HENRY
In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing the United States in 2017

Write Ins 2
Confirmation of Supreme Court Justices 10
Obamacare Repeal 2
Health Care Reform 1
War on Terrorism 23
Size of Government 45
Right to Life 20
Illegal Immigration 44
Government Spending 80
Federal Reserve Policy
5
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Republicans
in Congress are doing?

57 53

118

Approve Disapprove Undecided
Has President Trump met your expectations to date?

32
13
49

86

76

Absolutely Yes Somewhat
No Absolutely No Unsure
Do you feel President Trump is realigning the
Conservative Movement?

8 15 24
30

67

83

Agree Yes Somewhat
Disagree Strongly Disagree Unsure
Which of President Trump’s campaign promises is
most important to have accomplished

Write Ins

Defeating ISIS

Improving the Economy

Bring Back Jobs

Rebuild American Infrastructure

Eliminate Common Core

Block Refugees

Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

Building The Wall

Health Care Reform

0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Which of President Trump’s campaign promises is
most important to have accomplished

Write Ins:
Abortion, Rights of the Unborn, Debt Reduction,
Eliminate Taxes, Eliminating Regulations,
Relations with Israel, Tax Reform
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PLC2017LIVE Favorite Speaker?

Mike Turzai 1

Tom Russell 1

Scott Perry 1

Scott Wagner 6

Scott Davis 1

Pat Toomey 2

Ben Shapiro 21

Lou Barletta 6

0 5 10 15 20 25