Less than half of Pennsylvania's registered Republican voters believe Governor Tom Corbett should seek re-election, and even fewer believe he deserves another four years, according to a new poll.
The poll by Franklin & Marshall College found that 42 percent of Republicans believe Corbett should run again, while 44 percent say he should step aside so another candidate can represent the party in the 2014.
Only 37 percent of Republicans believe Corbett deserves re-election, and only 34 percent of Republicans rated his job performance as "excellent" or "good."
Among all voters surveyed, the F&M poll found only 20 percent of Pennsylvanians believe Corbett has performed enough to deserve re-election, and only 19 percent believe he is doing an "excellent" or "good" job as governor.
The poll is based on interviews conducted Oct. 22-27 with 628 Pennsylvania voters - including 313 Democrats, 232 Republicans and 83 registered as Independent or other - and has a margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.9 percent.
On the Web: F&M College October Statewide Poll