Poll: Pa. voters unhappy with Rendell, lawmakers

July 21, 2009 6:16:31 PM PDT
Gov. Ed Rendell and the Legislature are getting low marks from Pennsylvania voters as the state's budget battles in Harrisburg continue for a third week. A statewide Quinnipiac University poll found only 27 percent of the state's voters approve of the job the Legislature is doing. That's barely higher than the Legislature's 26 percent approval rating that the same pollster found following the 2005 legislative pay raise mess.

The poll found the Democratic governor's rating had plummeted to 39 percent. That's the lowest since he took office in 2003.

The Connecticut-based university surveyed 1,173 Pennsylvania voters by telephone from July 14 through Sunday. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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