Corbett’s Approval Rating at 'Historic' Low, Poll Shows

Poll finds fewer than 20 percent of Pennsylvania residents think Gov. Tom Corbett is doing a good job.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. (Photo Credit: File photo)
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. (Photo Credit: File photo)

This article was written by Tom Coombe and posted by Erin Faulk.

Governor Tom Corbett’s approval rating is at its lowest point ever, according to the results of a new Franklin & Marshall poll. 

Politics PA reports that the F&M poll found that 17 percent of respondents think Corbett is doing a good/excellent job, while 69 percent think it’s time for a new governor.

“No demographic or geographic category gave Corbett positive marks,” the Politics PA report said. “His worst region was Allegheny County, his home turf, which gave him just 11 percent job approval while 85 percent gave him fair or poor marks.”

How do you think Corbett is doing? Tell us in the comments.

cecil resident September 18, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Kimberly Prism if you don't have a clue about what we are talking about maybe you should find out what the conversation is about before you start flagging and commenting. You are right the subject was about the governor and what we are going through in our township does seem to consume our conversation. Like I said before walk a mile in our shoes before you criticize our anger.
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 09:16 AM
Whatever it is your gripe is with Mr. White should be discussed under topics about him, not on every topic brought up on the forum. If I wanted to talk about Mr. White I would do so under topics about him. This topic is about Tom Corbett. The comment I flagged the other day had no business being on any board.
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Me, I said your comment was all of those things. I didn't say you were.
Me September 18, 2013 at 09:46 AM
I do comment under Jesse White posting and they are removed.
Jamie Jones September 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Me....your comments get removed because of what they are. Stop accusing everyone who comments of being the person that deleted them. You give us more power than we deserve.....If I had a say, you would have to submit your comments under your legal name.
Jamie Jones September 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM
AND you sprinkle your hate for Jesse White on every article..even those that have nothing to do with him.....
Me September 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Jamie Jones why didn't Jesse White get removed from office for what he did. It happen here on the patch. I know who controlled the comments and who protected Jesse White. Do you think the anti gas people were controlling the patch? Many people were hurt because of it. Why was Jesse permitted to use so many different names to attack people on the patch and you want me to post my legal name . LOL I'm not changing my ways and your not my friends, I only take advice from friends
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Me, you are beating a dead horse! Please start new topics or start your own blog if this is all you want to talk about. Mr. White isn't even my state representative. I have no interest in hearing about it.
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Me, do you and Cecil Resident have anything to say about Tom Corbett?
Me September 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Kim your funny thinking can change me and I don't lie
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Someone help me! At what point did I walk into the Twilight Zone? lol
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Me, I don't want to change you. I don't even want to talk to you. Please go post your rants under appropriate topics!
cecil resident September 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Jamie Jones welcome back it has been awhile. Kimberly Prism if you don't want to talk to people don't comment. Gov. Corbett could have been a lot stronger governor he has a bit of a problem doing the hard job of cutting back as the whole country needs to do spending is out of control locally, state wide as well as nationally. Elected officals worry to much about stepping on certain groups toes and not getting their vote in the next election, wait maybe that is the reason his rating is so low he has cut spending and people in this country all they want is more. By the way Kimberly Prism maybe you need to jump on Jamie Jones he just showed up defending Jesse White and that is not about Go. Corbett.
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I want to talk to people. I don't want to talk about Jesse White. Period. He's not my state rep and I don't care one iota about it. You do realize not all people in the CM school district have the same state rep, right? You two are very rude. Wrt Governor Corbett, I disagree. I think he's been holding on to cash until this year so he can buy votes. Isn't he making a big Medicaid announcement tomorrow?
cecil resident September 18, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Kimberly Prism I am a person and I'm sure me is also. You don't have to talk about Jesse White period, but you continue to bring it up. Count your lucky stars you are not in his district we unfortunately are so please understand our situation. Having an opinion is not rude sorry you feel that way. When it come to Gov. Corbett we will probably not agree and when you see a comment about Jesse White just give thanks he is not your representative and don't worry about the people who are and our anger with him. We are not trying to upset you just voicing our opinion.
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 02:15 PM
I have NEVER brought up Mr. White. Not one time. The only time I talk about him is to tell you to go post it elsewhere in an appropriate place. Do you understand what "appropriate" means? I've been trying nicely to tell you to take it elsewhere. If I want to know your opinions on Mr. White then I'll go read topics about Mr. White. For the last time, this is about Tom Corbett!
Kimberly Prism September 18, 2013 at 02:18 PM
The first comment "Me" made to me was this, "Kimberly Prism if you think Corbett is the worst govenor of Pa . Do You think Jesse White is the worst State Rep."--------------------------------how is that me bringing it up? Sheesh!
cecil resident September 18, 2013 at 03:02 PM
You are free to answer it or not and you keep bringing it back up, looks you must like the debate
frank catalano September 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Mr. Barth, I don't judge groups, nor do I judge individuals. There is only One who can judge human beings, and it surely isn't me....I judge the politics of GROUPS, and if you are unable to see that, then you aren't as intelligent as you want to project. The Democrat Party is made up, mainly, of homosexuals, black racists, feminazis, atheists, abortionists, phony "greenies", am I not correct?
Kimberly Prism September 23, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Oh come on, Frank, God appointed princes and principalities, right? If not for judging then for what reason?
Kimberly Prism September 23, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Frank, do you really believe that the Republican Party has no homosexuals, black racists, feminazis, atheists, abortionists, or greenies?
frank catalano September 23, 2013 at 07:22 PM
lol, Ms. Prism, of course there are representations within the GOP, and the TEA PARTY of those groups you mentioned.....but big difference is the Democrat Party is the one that PROMOTES their self-serving agendas.....
James Barth September 25, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Mr. Catalano: I last commented eight days ago. Do you REALLY think it is in your best interest to bring me back into this? Your writing shows you to be racist, sexist, homophobic, financial-status oriented, ill informed, and extremely careless about expressing your opinions. To use your word reference, only "One" knows what else. Perhaps it is a symptom of "blogger's Tourette syndrome"? For you to write that you "don't judge groups, nor do I judge individuals. There is only One who can judge human beings, and it surely isn't me.", is the exact opposite description of who you are, and what you do. I would say you are unique, but you resemble Mr. Smith to the crossed "t", and thousands of other poor, lost souls. Whatever happened to the "wisdom" of the older souls among us? Now, it just seems to be bitterness, anger, and resentment, at least in your circle of "political groups". Go watch Rush Limbaugh, or Glenn Beck. Enjoy yourself. Learn your talking points.
Thomas Smith September 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM
An eight peaceful days they were..... James is back with his hate, his envy and his desire to kill every job and take every last dime from our pockets. Someone please drop off a fresh nappie, a high chair, some graham crackers and a juice box. Maybe that will calm him down for a few minutes. What was the name of your famous manufacturing company again?? We may have missed it.
Kimberly Prism September 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Thomas, I have to ask you, are you a Brit or are you here in the US? :)
Kimberly Prism September 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Mr. Catalano, like I've said before, God never promised you a rose garden. Don't know how the false ideal that the US is the promised land got started, I guess it was the Puritans who ironically were trying to get away from the legalism they thought was the Roman Catholic Church. It never was a shining beacon and never will be. The US is part of the world. The only difference is that the US founders had the notion that no one should legislate religious beliefs. Smart men.
Kimberly Prism September 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Btw, Mr. Catalano, what's wrong with the agendas you mentioned? Do you not agree that they have those rights under our constitution even if those aren't your beliefs?
James Barth September 26, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Thomas, "One" would like you to be a representative of the tribe of elders, and, "One" wonders what made you sophomoric of mind. While my "hate" is debatable, my "envy" is not. I have none. Rather, it is your impoverished, small world view, your lack of cultural education and sophistication, that keeps you forever stunted, bogeying on the third hole of your eternal golf course. Your mind was too small to "waste". Congratulations on your constipated life. You earned it, and, you express it very well.
Thomas Smith September 26, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Sorry pal, even though you consider someone like me small, or just another lost soul, as you put it. I have lived a very full and content life and am very proud of what I have accomplished. Insult after Insult after insult, is all you have. It defines you. It's your mirror. Nice try Tin cup.
Me September 26, 2013 at 10:51 PM
James Barth Go away and stay You are one sick cookie


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