PA Governor's Race

The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Rendell with the early (and growing) lead:

Democratic incumbent Gov. Ed Rendell leads Republican challenger Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steeler, 47 - 37 percent in his race for reelection, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is virtually unchanged from the results of a February 15 poll.

In this survey, Gov. Rendell leads Swann 74 - 15 percent among Democrats and 50 - 28 percent among independent voters. Swann leads 63 - 21 percent among Republicans. Men back Rendell 50 - 35 percent, while women back him 45 - 38 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
I like that Pennsylvania has the only 'local' polling institution that feels the need to put a phonetic version of their own name in their press releases.

I also like that Gov. Rendell is leading Mr. Swann. Don't get me wrong - nobody was happier than me to finally get one for the thumb - I just don't think Lynn Swann has been able to display the same virtuosity in answering questions he did catching footballs.
"Gov. Rendell continues to lead Lynn Swann by a double-digit margin even though both his approval rating and favorability have dropped. Mr. Swann's favorable rating also has dropped slightly - likely because of his fumbles in answering questions on key issues - but half the voters of Pennsylvania still say they don't know enough about him to form an opinion," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
See? I managed to resist the 'fumble' reference.

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