Public Policy Polling is out with the first independent poll numbers on the Pennsylvania Governor's race.
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_PA_107.pdf. I am virtually in a statistical tie with Governor Corbett, and that is a great place for me to be at this point in the race. The numbers are Corbett 41% and Hanger 37%, with a 3.8% margin of error.
Among the possible Democratic candidates that are most mentioned as possibilities, the poll finds that Mayor Nutter and I are the strongest candidates against the Governor. Sestak, McCord, Schwartz, and Wolf trail the Governor by 6 to 12 points.
More encouraging data is that PPP states that the undecided voters lean Democratic. Moreover the fact that Corbett is well below 50% and barely over 40% underlines the political weakness of the Governor.
PPP found that Governor Rendell would beat Governor Corbett 46-40, and Attorney General-Elect Kathleen Kane would be tied with Corbett. Both Rendell and Kane have said that they will not be candidates for Governor in 2014.
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