Poll: Wagner still leads GOP challengers in governor’s race

Election

A new poll shows state Sen. Scott Wagner holding a solid lead over his challengers for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor.

The poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research for ABC27 News found 37 percent of Republican voters support Wagner. Twenty-three percent plan to vote for former health care executive Paul Mango and 18 percent say they’ll vote for Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth.

“Ellsworth has jumped by 16 points in comparison to a month ago,” Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research said. “I think that’s a function of the debates and the fact that the other two primary candidates in the race have gone so negative so quickly that a lot of voters are sitting back, watching, saying there’s got to be another way.”

There are 22 percent undecided with a margin of error of plus-or-minus four percentage points.

Despite the somewhat nasty tone of the race, 67 percent of likely GOP voters said they were happy with their choices for governor. Thirty-three percent said they were not.

President Donald Trump’s approval numbers were a  bit surprising. We’ll have that and complete analysis of this new poll on “This Week in Pennsylvania.” Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Online: PA Gubernatorial Primary Poll

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