PoliticsPA- PA-Gov: Harper Poll: Wolf Has 49% Favorability Rating

by Nick Field | May 12, 2015
Governor Tom Wolf’s favorability ratings may not be stellar but in today’s day and age, if you’re above water you should be happy.

Governor Tom Wolf’s favorability ratings may not be stellar but in today’s day and age, if you’re above water you should be happy.

That’s the situation Gov. Wolf finds himself in as 49% of respondents in the latest Harper Poll have a favorable impression of him. 25% are very favorable while 24% are somewhat favorable.

On the other hand, 43% have an unfavorable view of Wolf, with 24% saying it is a very unfavorable view while 19% are going with somewhat unfavorable.
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In his budget address, the Governor announced an ambitious plan to cut property taxes while raising income and sales taxes. The move is intended to reduce the overall tax paid by middle-class households while increasing funding to education.

So far, Wolf’s plan isn’t working.

A whopping 70% of respondents believe their taxes are more likely to go up under the Gov. Wolf’s plan. Just 15% think their taxes will go down while 6% said they’d stay the same. Nine percent were unsure.
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