New poll shows voters losing faith with representatives in Harrisburg

Written by Craig Rhodes and Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 1, 2015 9:27 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- New poll numbers show Pennsylvania voters are getting more fed up with their government as the state budget stalemate drags on. 

A full two-thirds of voters think Pennsylvania is on the wrong track according to the October Franklin and Marshall College Poll. That's up from 54 percent in August.

Poll director Dr. Terry Madonna says they also saw a substantial increase in the number of voters who say that government and politicians are the biggest problems facing the state.  That's up to 39 percent.

"The two are related.  They're related in the sense that state government in Harrisburg doesn't seem to be functioning, doesn't seem to be able to solve poroblems.  And that's mostly focused on the failure of the state to adopt a budget," Madonna said.

He says pressure from voters on the state government to reach a budget deal will ramp up as schools and social services are forced to close their doors.


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