Pennsylvania governor narrows gap but trails in re-election bid: poll

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett campaigns at Valley Forge Military Academy in WayneBy David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is closing in but still trails his Democratic challenger among likely voters in next week’s gubernatorial election, a poll showed on Wednesday. Democrat Tom Wolf leads 53 to 40 percent over the Republican incumbent, according to the Franklin & Marshall College poll. The latest results show the gap is narrowing. A Quinnipiac University poll had Wolf with a 17-point lead in early October. A loss at the ballot box on Nov. 4 would make Corbett the state’s first incumbent governor to lose a re-election bid. …

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