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Daniel…..Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett continues to lead Democrats although Onorato has crept a little bit closer to him….

Hello all!

Pennsylvania State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R-PA) continues to lead all Democrats in his Quest to replace Term-Limited Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA). Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D-PA) runs strongest against Corbett. This has probably to do with the Pennsylvania Primary who is fast approaching.

Democrats pick their Nominee on May 18th.

Rasmussen Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

General Election

[ Corbett, Onorato and Wagner ]
State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  45 %
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D)  36 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  11 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  48 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  27 %
Others  11 %
Undecided  14 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  49 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  29 %
Others  11 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com/
http://voteonorato.com/
http://www.jackwagner.org/
http://joehoeffel2010.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  48 %
Disapprove  52 %

Governor Edward G. “Ed” Rendell (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  52 %

Analysis:

It’ll be interesting to see whom Democrats will pick on May 18th. Certainly one of the more interesting Governor Primaries this year.

Daniel G.

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 10 Comments

Daniel…..Pennsylvania Governor & Senate: Corbett trumping Democrats, Toomey leads Specter by 7 according to new Morning Call / Muhlenberg College Survey……

Hello Dog!

According to an new statewide Survey in the Keystone State Republicans Corbett and Toomey pulling away from Democrats.

Allentown Morning Call / Muhlenberg College Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

General Election

[ Tom Corbett ]

PA State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  42 %
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D)  18 %
Undecided  40 %

PA State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  44 %
PA State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  16 %
Undecided  40 %

PA State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  45 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  11 %
Undecided  46 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com/
http://voteonorato.com/
http://www.jackwagner.org/
http://joehoeffel2010.com/

Pennsylvania Senate 2010

General Election

Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  47 %
Incumbent Senator Arlen Specter (D)  40 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  9 %

Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  33 %
U. S. Rep. Joseph A. “Joe” Sestak (D)  22 %
Others  11 %
Undecided  34 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.toomeyforsenate.com/
http://www.specter2010.com/
http://joesestak.com/Home/Home.html

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  45 %
Disapprove  50 %
Not Sure  6 %

Governor Edward G. “Ed” Rendell (D)

Approve  44 %
Disapprove  47 %
Not Sure  9 %

Daniel G.

Daniel……..how can you do a by-line like that?

Rendell is within 6% of 50%…a very good comeback from a few months ago…..ole’ Arlen Spector is only down 75 in this poll…and closer in others……..

The Governor’s race don’t look good…the senate seat I’m thinking……

Spector can do that……

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 4 Comments

Daniel…… Pennsylvania Governor: Surveys from Quinnipiac & Public Policy Polling (PPP) confirming Attorney General Tom Corbett (R-PA) Odds-On Favourite to retake PA Governor Mansion for Republicans…..

Hello Dog and good morning!

Two new Surveys from Quinnipiac University as well as Public Policy Polling (PPP) confirming that State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R-PA) is the Odds-On Favourite to retake the Pennsylvania Governor Mansion for Republicans this November. He leads all potential Democratic Challengers by double digits.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

General Election

[ Corbett and Onorato ]
State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  45 %
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D)  33 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  48 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  29 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  50 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  28 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  21 %

Job Approval

Governor Edward G. “Ed” Rendell (D)

Approve  45 %
Disapprove  45 %
Not Sure  10 %

Public Policy Polling Survey (PPP)

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  45 %
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D)  32 %
Undecided  23 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  43 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  30 %
Undecided  27 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  46 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  31 %
Undecided  23 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  45 %
State Senator Anthony Williams (D)  27 %
Undecided  28 %

Job Approval

Governor Edward G. “Ed” Rendell (D)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  51 %
Not Sure  14 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com/
http://voteonorato.com/
http://www.jackwagner.org/
http://joehoeffel2010.com/
http://www.williams4governor.com/

Analysis:

I still don’t know why “The Dog” doesn’t get it. Corbett will win this – Period and End of Story.

Daniel G.

Well Daniel Buddy…I do get it…Rendell…is the poster boy for anti-incumbant fever……I have to admit he’s causing Onorato pain..maybe …the dem’s down their don’t have a good candidate?…..I don’t know…..but Rendell does seem to be making a slight comeback….could time  be kinder to the dem’s in that state?…right now they ARE behind the eight ball…I’ll give ya that……

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 21 Comments

Daniel…… Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett now comfortably ahead……

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Keystone State shows State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R-PA) extending his lead over his 3 Democratic Rivals. Corbett now leads between 13 and 21 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

General Election

Corbett                                    Wagner

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  46 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  33 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  16 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  46 %
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (D)  29 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  17 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  49 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  28 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  18 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  48 %
Disapprove  51 %

Governor Edward G. “Ed” Rendell (D)

Approve  45 %
Disapprove  53 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com/
http://www.jackwagner.org/
http://voteonorato.com/
http://joehoeffel2010.com/

Analysis:

Although “The Dog” keeps punishing me by saying we’ve still 8 months out until Election Day but there is one big Caveat: He doesn’t know the States Trends. The Keystone States Governor Mansion has changed EVERY 8 Years.

Former Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA) won the Governor Race in 1994 and got reelected in 1998 before joining the Bush Administration to become the new Chief of the newly created Homeland Security Department. Ridge though now maybe kicking himself for not launching a Senate Campaign against embattled Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA).

I also think the Democratic Field for Governor is too weak to make any serious inroads against Corbett (R-PA). Pennsylvania along with Ohio is the single most important Governor Race to get back from Democrats as Republicans control the State Senate and therefore could draw themselves favorable Congressional District Lines for the 2012 Elections.

Going briefly back to Ridge it was probably the biggest loss this Cycle for NRSC John Cornyn (R-TX) to not have him running for Senate. Ridge would have likely locked this thing up by now. I’m assuming Cornyn will stay as NRSC Chief so there is a possibility that he may can convince Ridge to run against Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in 2012.

Daniel G.

You are probably right in the case of the Governor’s race…..While Spector has made a come back in the Senate race…..even this far out things don’t look good in the Governor’s race for democrats…..

March 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

From Daniel G…….Pennsylvania Governor: Corbett, Onorato lead Primaries; Corbett clear Frontrunner for the General Election new Quinnipiac Survey finds ….

Hello Dog!

The second part of the Quinnipiac University Survey in Pennsylvania has been released this morning and it finds State Attorney General Tom Corbett and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato leading their Party Primaries to be held May 18th. Corbett is also the clear Frontrunner for the General Election in November.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato  16 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner  11 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel  10 %
State Senator Anthony Williams  2 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  59 %

Republican Primary

State Attorney General Tom Corbett  43 %
State Representative Sam Rohrer  5 %
Undecided  49 %

General Election

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  42 %
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato (D)  32 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  24 %

Stae Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  42 %
State Auditor General Jack Wagner (D)  30 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  26 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  41 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  30 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  27 %

Job Approval

Governor Ed Rendell (D)

Approve  43 %
Disapprove  49 %
Not Sure  8 %

Currently the PA Governor Race is a lost cause for Democrats and I doubt that’ll dramatically change until November.

Daniel G.

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

From Daniel G……Pennsylvania Governor & Senate: Corbett, Specter lead Primaries; Specter, Sestak trailing Republican Toomey by double digits

Hi Dog!

A new Franklin & Marshall Pennsylvania Poll shows Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Attorney General Tom Corbett (R-PA) leading their respective Primaries for Senate & Governor. The Democratic Primary for Governor is a Toss-Up.

However Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) as well as U. S. Rep. Joseph A. Sestak (D-PA) trailing their Republican Counterpart former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R-PA) by double digits in General Election Head-to-Heads.

Franklin & Marshall College Survey

Pennsylvania Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

[Spector and Sestek ]
Incumbent Senator Arlen Specter  33 %
U. S. Rep. Joseph A. Sestak  16 %
Others  7 %
Undecided  44 %

General Election

Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  44 %
Incumbent Senator Arlen Specter (D)  34 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  16 %

Former U. S. Rep. Patrick J. “Pat” Toomey (R)  38 %
U. S. Rep. Joseph A. Sestak (D)  20 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  39 %

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

[Wagner]
Jack Wagner  6 %
Dan Onorato  6 %
Joe Hoeffel  6 %
Chris Doherty 4 % (Doherty dropped out last week)
Anthony Williams 1 %
Others 5 %
Undecided  72 %

Republican Primary

[Corbett]
Tom Corbett 26 %
Sam Rohrer  4 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  65 %

Specter’s showing (although he still trails) is a slight Improvement from a F & M Survey a month ago when he trailed Toomey by 14 Points.

Daniel G.

February 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

Merlin on the Pennsylvania Governor race…..

Hello Dog again!

This could be possible the last Poll of Day. After having a Poll out for the Pennsylvania Senate Race yesterday Rasmussen looks at the Open Governor Race and finds State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R) running far ahead of his Democratic Opposition.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Pennsylvania voters are angry with the current policies of the federal government, including 46% who are very angry. Most (58%) also agree with the idea that neither Democratic nor Republican leaders in Congress know what is needed today. Those results are similar with those found on the national level.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters in Pennsylvania believe it would be better for the country if most congressional incumbents up for reelection this year were defeated, while only 16% say it would be better if most were reelected.

Rasmussen Survey …..

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

General Election

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  49 %
State Auditor Jack Wagner (D)  28 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  17 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  51 %
former U. S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel (D)  29 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  15 %

State Attorney General Tom Corbett (R)  52 %
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato (D)  26 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  17 %

Merlin’s Observation:

Could Corbett pull Toomey over the Finish Line in the Senate Race?

Merlin

From the Dog
The Rasmussen Poll has this caveat……

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Corbett leading former Congressman Joe Hoeffel 51% to 29%. Against Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato, he leads 52% to 26%. When State Auditor Jack Wagner is his Democratic opponent, Corbett is ahead 49% to 28%.

However, in all three match-ups, at least 15% of voters remain undecided at this point.

and  This…..

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Pennsylvania voters are angry with the current policies of the federal government, including 46% who are very angry. Most (58%) also agree with the idea that neither Democratic nor Republican leaders in Congress know what is needed today. Those results are similar with those found on the national level.

Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters in Pennsylvania believe it would be better for the country if most congressional incumbents up for reelection this year were defeated, while only 16% say it would be better if most were reelected.

Analysis……The voters of this state are mad at their outgoing Governor……very mad….thet are also very mad at incumbents in general…..This is big trouble for this traditionally democratic state…..only time will tell if they stay mad…..

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

Numbers currently for Pennsylvania Governor…primaries and general election……

Quinnipiac Pennsylvania Governor Poll

Pennsylvania Governor 2010

Democratic Primary

Dan Onorato 14 %
Joe Hoeffel 8 %
Jack Wagner 7 %
Chris Doherty 6 %
Tom Knox 5 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 59 %

Republican Primary

Tom Corbett 38 %
Jim Gerlach 12 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 47 %

2010 General Election

Tom Corbett (R) 45 %
Dan Onorato (D) 30 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 22 %

Tom Corbett (R) 43 %
Jack Wagner (D) 33 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 23 %

Tom Corbett (R) 46 %
Joe Hoeffel (D) 30 %
Others 1 %
Undecided 23 %

The democrats seem to be behind at this date here….I expect things to pick up for them though….

December 17, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls | , , | Leave a comment