New poll not good news for Corbett

A new poll is more bad news for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. 

The Franklin and Marshall Poll says only 26 percent of Pennsylvania voters think the state is headed in the right direction.

Poll Director Terry Madonna says the news is even worse when it comes to whether the governor has earned another term of office: only one in five thinks he’s doing an excellent or good job as governor.

“Gov. Corbett has been moving in the opposite direction, going down in this year when other governors have seen a rise in their job performance,” he said.

Madonna cautions that this does not mean Corbett’s eventual challenger will defeat him in next year’s election.

“There’s no doubt that the governor is vulnerable, I don’t think anyone should rule out some kind of a miraculous recovery, we don’t know what the health of the economy will be next year, what happens if it were to grow.”

The poll says Corbett’s track record on education funding accounts for much of his low numbers.

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