Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman speaks during a voting rights roundtable sponsored by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Wednesday, 10/26/22 (Screen Capture).

‘We will have to be ready,’ to protect elections every day, Black lawmakers warn | Thursday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2022

Less than two weeks from Election Day, voting rights stayed on the docket. And a new poll showed leads for top Democratic hopefuls.


Poll: Most Pa. voters ‘dissatisfied’ with state’s election system | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 6, 2022

Voters called for Voter ID, and an end to mail-in ballots, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll


Pa.’s 2022 primary is a race for the base of the base. Why that’s a problem | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 15, 2022

Scorched earth campaigns, polarizing candidates. Now ask yourself why democracy is broken.

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The one really big, terrible number for Dems in the new F&M poll | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 4, 2022

The number of Pennsylvanians who think they're worse off than a year ago hit a 5-year high in the new Franklin & Marshall poll.


Amid COVID spike and Kabul crash, Biden & Wolf hang steady in new poll | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 23, 2021

Pa. voters also are largely undecided in the marquee fight for an open U.S. Senate seat

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 […]


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. 


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.


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.