The Franklin & Marshall College survey released Thursday was done in conjunction with several newspapers and TV stations.
It shows a majority of Pennsylvanians favor a new tax on the state's rapidly growing natural-gas industry - a step strongly opposed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The statewide poll also show that cutting spending for public schools and higher education, which Corbett has proposed in his 2011-12 budget, are opposed by most residents.
The telephone survey of 521 adult residents was conducted over five days ending Monday. The sampling error margin is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points