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F&M poll shows voters unhappy with Governor Corbett's handling of Sandusky case

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Sep 29, 2012 4:05 AM

Tom Corbett(Lancaster) -- Voters are giving Governor Corbett poor marks for his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation when he was state Attorney General.

A recent poll from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster shows 39 percent of respondents thought the governor did a poor job with the case.

Survey Director Terry Madonna says overall, Corbett is not getting high marks on this issues.

"Combined, if you want, on the positive spectrum, 17 percent would rate his handling of it positive," he says. "Huge percentages of people, 66 percent, would be on the more negative side."

Madonna says nearly half of the respondents agree the case should be reviewed, in order to see if the original Sandusky probe was handled properly.

Both candidates for state Attorney General, Republican David Freed and Democrat Kathleen Kane, have said they would review the way the case was investigated.

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