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Poll: Tom Corbet Leads Jim Gerlach

However, there are some other really interesting tid-bits found within this Quinnipiac University poll. On Marijuana:
Pennsylvania voters say 59 - 35 percent that allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes is a good idea
On current governor Ed Rendell's approval ratings:
Term-limited Gov. Ed Rendell, who cannot seek a third term, gets a negative 43 - 49 percent job approval rating, a trend that began in July when the state lived through a three-month budget stalemate that turned off voters of both parties.

The State Legislature, with which Gov. Rendell feuded during the budget standoff, gets a much lower 25 - 64 percent negative job approval, its worst score ever.
...not really that surprising, given that dreadful budget dispute. Ugh.

But, the biggest take-home-point from this poll is that in the 2010 race for governor, the 'I don't know' crowd is a large one:
"Fifty percent of Pennsylvania voters don't know enough about Attorney General Tom Corbett to form an opinion. For all the other candidates, the 'don't know enough' number ranges from 72 to 88 percent," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "That edge in name recognition is an obvious plus for Corbett. But what is interesting is that the other candidates have not been making much progress, either in trial heats against Corbett, or in greatly improving their name recognition."

In the five-way race for the Democratic nomination for Governor, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato leads the field with 14 percent of the vote while none of the others crack double-digits. Most voters, 59 percent, are undecided.

"All of the candidates are so unknown to most Democrats that it is anyone's guess what will happen," said Brown. "One thing is for sure; with five months until the May 18, 2010 primary, none of the candidates is even close to separating themselves from the pack."
There is still a long row to hoe...