John Micek says Tom Corbett’s approval rating took a big hit in the latest Q poll, especially with women.
Voters also strongly disapprove of the forced ultrasound bill, by almost 3-1. Maybe they should close their eyes and pretend the state’s not getting governed badly!:
Public dissatisfaction over the Republican’s plan to cut funding for Penn State and other public universities by as much as 30 percent netted Corbett a 41 percent approval rating in the telephone poll of 1,256 registered voters. An equal number said they disapproved. That’s down from the 47-34 percent approval rating the first-term governor enjoyed in a December 2011 poll.
Corbett’s approvals haven’t been this bad since June 2011, in the heat of the debate over the administration’s first budget proposal, where just 39 perecnt of voters said they approved of the former attorney general’s job performance [...]
Female voters gave Corbett a split 38-39 percent approval rating, down from the 44-36 percent favorability he enjoyed in the December Q-Poll. Unusually for a Republican, men also deserted him, giving him a 45-42 percent approval rating, down from the stronger 51-32 percent approval rating in December.