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11 Oct 2010

Onorato gains momentum

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October 11, 2010 Category: Local Posted by:


Below is the media coverage of recent polls in the Pennsylvania Governor’s race showing Dan Onorato gaining clear momentum in the dosing five-weeks of the campaign. As Pennsylvanians begin to tune into the race, voters are rejecting Tom Corbett’s hypocritical record of increased spending requests and more taxes.


Philly Inquirer “Poll shows tightened race for Pa. governor” Democrat Dan Onorato had been saying that his campaign’s polls showed him trailing narrowly in the Pennsylvania governor’s race. not by the 10 points or even 15 points that published polls had shown. Now comes a respected independent poll that may back up Onorato’s assertion.


Associated Press: “New poll shows Pa. governor’s race tightening” For the first time in the general-election campaign, the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race between Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato is too close to call, according to a poll released Wednesday.


WHYY: “Onorato closing in on Corbett In Governor’s Race” A new poll shows the race for Pennsylvania Governor is shaping up to be a closer contest. A survey released Wednesday shows the Democrat within the margin of en-or of the Republican candidate. The new Franklin and Marshall College poll shows Republican Tom Corbett leading Democrat Dan Onorato by four points among those most likely to vote-


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Ad helps Onorato close gap In governor’s race” In more proof this is a peculiar election year, the dorkiest ad running across the state could be the one with the biggest impact. The governor’s race advertisement in which Democrat Dan Onorato holds up a series of cards and tells viewers how to pronounce his last name has been made fun of by everybody from the WDVE-FM morning crew to blogger Virginia Montanez – he looks “like he’s scoring a mambo on Dancing with the Stars,” she wrote. But it is partially responsible for a 10-point boost in his name recognition statewide, a leading state pollster said Wednesday-


Philadelphia Daily News: “Onorato gains ground on Corbett In latest gubernatorial poll” Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, the Democratic nominee for governor, is dosing the gap with the Republican front-runner, state Attorney General Tom Corbett. according to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll. http://www.philly,com/dailynews/loca!/20l00929_Onorato_gains_ground_on_Corbett_in_latest_gubernatorial_poH.html


Citizen’s Voice: “Polls show Onorato gaining on Corbett” Republican state Attorney General Tom Corbett led Democratic Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato by a 36 to 32 percent margin among likely voters with 31 percent undecided, according to a Franklin & Marshall College poll co-sponsored by Times-Shamrock newspapers,


Intelligencer Journal: “Poll says Corbett Is losing big lead” Republican Tom Corbett’s double-digit lead in the race for Pennsylvania governor appears to have evaporated with only five weeks to go until the Nov. 2 election, a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll shows.



Patriot News: “F&M poll shows tightening of race between gubernatorial candidates Corbett, Onorato” Critics who scoffed at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato’s decision to use television commercials to tell voters how to pronounce his name might want to hold their tongues. While a poll released by Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster on Tuesday still shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett leading, it indicates Onorato has made up some ground over the past week.


KDKA: “Onorato Gains Ground On Corbett In Latest Polls” The odds-on favorite to win that job has been Attorney General Tom Corbett. the Republican. He’s still the favorite. But after enjoying a double-digit lead in most polls for weeks. Corbett now finds Democrat Dan Onorato nipping at his heels.


Philadelphia Daily News: “Latest poll figures make somewhat snoozy governor’s race a bit more Interesting” The two Pittsburghers’ snoozer race for governor crawls into its final weeka-with new polls showing a closer contest- Might this give voters a wake-up call? Findings come on the heels of the candidates’ first debate, largely a yawner providing no new information or anything approaching excitement.



Stateline: “Polls narrow in Pennsylvania, Ohio” Pennsylvania and Ohio are the sixth- and seventh- most populated states in the nation, according to the U.S. Census, so the outcome of their gubernatorial elections will be important nationally, particularly as redistricting and the 2012 presidential campaign season approach. Up until recently, however, both races were seen as lopsided affairs, with Republican candidates easily out-polling the Democrats. That may be changing,

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