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Poll: Pa. voters ready to replace Corbett

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A new poll suggests Governor Tom Corbett will face a tough fight for reelection next year.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that 53 percent of Pennsylvania voters say Corbett does not deserve reelection.

Voters, especially women, are ready to consider several possible Democratic challengers, especially former Congressman Joseph Sestak, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, according to the poll.

Sestak, who defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2010 Democratic primary before losing to Pat Toomey in the general election, topped Corbett by nine points, 47-38 percent, in a possible match-up presented during the telephone poll.

Pawlowski led the governor by six points, 44-38 percent, and Schwartz topped Corbett 42-39 percent.

Corbett topped environmentalist John Hanger by 42-41 percent, businessman Tom Knox by 40-39 percent, and state Treasurer Rob McCord by 42-38 percent.

Only 39 percent of voters gave Corbett a favorable job-approval rating, one of his lowest scores ever.

The poll of 1,116 registered voters was conducted March 6-11 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.9 percent.

For more, click here: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/pennsylvania/release-detail.

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