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For Corbett, bad news X 3

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That gurgle you just heard? Must be Gov. Tom Corbett’s poll numbers. They’re sinking.

If any of three leading Democrats were to run against the Republican today, Corbett would lose by at least nine points, according to the Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday.

“Right now, voters are doing their ABCs — anyone but Corbett,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

The poll found:

  • Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak tops Corbett 48 – 34 percent, including 45 – 29 percent among independent voters.

  • U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is ahead 47 – 34 percent, including 45 – 27 percent among independent voters.

  • State Treasurer Rob McCord is up 44 – 35 percent, including 40 – 30 percent among independent voters.

Pennsylvania voters continue to give Corbett a topsy-turvy approval rating: 38 percent approve of the job he’s doing; 47 percent disapprove.

Still, as Malloy notes, Corbett has 18 months to turn things around. That’s an eternity in politics.

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