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Poll: Majority of Pennsylvanians think slot revenue should be reallocated from horse racing industry

BY: - June 22, 2021

Whether it’s for funding students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities or another purpose, the majority of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe tax revenue from slot machines in the commonwealth should be reallocated away from the horse racing industry, despite having read or heard little about the issue, according to a new poll. 

New F&M poll: Wolf’s approval plummets; Pa. residents back major voting changes

BY: - June 18, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval ratings have taken a post-pandemic hit among Keystone State voters, with barely four in 10 (39 percent) saying he’s doing an excellent or good job, down from 52 percent in July 2020, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll. That 13-point drop is tied to a pessimism about the […]

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Poll: Most Pa. voters don’t believe American democracy is working for all | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 2, 2021

Most Pennsylvanians remain committed to democratic principles. But they think the republic is on shaky ground.

What’s on Pa.’s mind before Election Day? A new poll points the way | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 2, 2020

The poll surveyed 558 likely voters in Pennsylvania, including 268 Democrats, 229 Republicans and 61 independents. 

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Franklin & Marshall Poll: Biden leads Trump 50-44 percent in battleground Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 29, 2020

Voters listed the pandemic (27 percent) as their top concern this election season, with concerns about the economy finishing second at 21 percent.

Poll: Mail-in ballots receive support from Pa.’s registered voters | The Numbers Racket

BY: - September 28, 2020

Conducted between Sept. 14-20, 2020, the poll surveyed 625 registered voters in Pennsylvania, including 296 Democrats, 250 Republicans and 79 Independents.

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New F&M Poll: Biden leads Trump, 49-40 percent in Pa.; Biden gets edge on managing pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2020

The poll, conducted from Sept. 14-20, has a margin of error of 6.5 percentage points, rendering Biden's lead among likely voters, the most predictive sample, an effective dead heat.

POLL: Two months out, Pa. voters ‘very interested’ in 2020 elections | The Numbers Racket

BY: - August 31, 2020

The poll, released Aug. 27, shows that voters from both parties have maintained enthusiasm for  the presidential election, while Independent voters were less likely to share that sentiment. 

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With an edge on managing the pandemic, Biden leads Trump 49-42 percent in new Pa. poll | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 27, 2020

In an intense election year, Keystone State voters are engaged, with 72 percent saying they're very interested in the 2020 election season.

New poll shows changing sentiment on racism among Pa. voters | The Numbers Racket

BY: - August 10, 2020

The July 2020 poll, which surveyed 667 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 324 Democrats, 271 Republicans, and 72 Independents found some changing sentiment on racial issues, compared to the responses from its Jan. 2020 poll. 

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Panned on the pandemic, Trump lags Biden in Pa. in new poll | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 30, 2020

With less than 100 days to go before this November’s general election, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 9-point, 50-41 percent, lead over President Donald Trump in a critical battleground state, where voters say they’re disappointed in the 45th president’s job performance and his management of the COVID-19 pandemic. About two in five registered […]

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New F&M Poll: Biden leads Pa. primary pack; Trump’s still underwater in a key 2020 battleground state | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 30, 2020

Voter interest in the 2020 contest, where Pennsylvania, with 20 electoral votes, could again play a determinative role, remains high. Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered voters (67 percent), say they're very interested in the coming election.