New Pa. poll finds positive signs for Gov. Wolf, Democratic U.S. House candidates

March 29, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Nearly half of Pennsylvania registered voters, 46 percent, believe the state is “headed in the right direction,” according to a new Franklin and Marshall College poll released Thursday — the first time since 2009 that more respondents chose that option than said the state was on the wrong track.

“That’s primarily driven by improvements in the economy. Compared to even a few years ago, a lot more people are working,” said Terry Madonna, poll director and public-affairs professor at the Lancaster college. The recession of 2008-09 was deeper and the recovery was slower in Pennsylvania than in some other parts of the nation.


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