GOP poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in bad shape


(AP)

A newly leaked Republican poll shows Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) faces a steep uphill battle in his quest for reelection, and even many Republicans are unhappy with him.

The Public Opinion Strategies poll, which was obtained by the Philadelphia City Paper and conducted from April 30-May 2, shows Corbett trailing Rep. Alyson Schwartz (D) 46 percent to 34 percent.

It is not known whom the poll was conducted for.

In addition, when Pennsylvanians were asked whether Corbett deserved another term, 65 percent either said no (49 percent) or leaned that way (the rest). Even 44 percent of Republicans leaned toward electing someone new.

Schwartz faces a primary with several other Democrats, including state Treasurer Rob McCord.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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