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Franklin & Marshall College Pennsylvania March 2019 Poll

Apr 03, 2019
Franklin & Marshall College

Below are the highlights of the March 2019, Franklin & Marshall College Poll. Complete results can be found at

1) Half (49%) of the state’s registered voters believe the state is
“headed in the right direction.”

2) A majority (59%) of state voters supports legalizing marijuana. Fewer
than one in four (22%) registered voters supported legalized
marijuana in May 2006 when the question was first asked in a
Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

3) Nearly seven in ten registered voters strongly (47%) or somewhat
(22%) favor an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to
$12 per hour.

4) Most registered voters believe that climate change is currently
causing problems (67%) and most (68%) think the state should do
more to address those problems.

5) Half (51%) of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe Governor
Tom Wolf is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as governor.

6) About one in three (34%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believe
President Trump is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president,
which is consistent with recent Franklin & Marshall College polls.

7) One in three (36%) registered voters believe President Trump has
done a good enough job to deserve re-election and most (63%) of
these respondents say they will vote for him no matter who runs
against him.

This survey reflects interviews with 540 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 254 Democrats, 216 Republicans and 70 Independents conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from March 18-24. The sample error for this survey is +/- 5.5 percentage points.  A complete methodological statement can be found in the full report.

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive, LNP media group, and the Reading Eagle.

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