Tom Corbett, the pro-life gubernatorial candidate, continues to lead pro-abortion candidate Dan Onorato by five points among Pennsylvania voters.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Pennsylvania finds Corbett with 50% support to Onorato’s 45%. Two percent prefer another candidate while three percent of voters while three percent are still undecided.
“Last week, Corbett led Onorato 54% to 40%, his best showing yet,” Rasmussen indicated. “In surveys dating back to early February, Corbett has consistently held a double-digit advantage over Onorato, with support ranging from a low of 45% to a high of 54%. In those same surveys, Onorato has earned anywhere from 26% to 45% of the vote.”
Corbett is favored by 87% of Republicans in the poll while Onorato draws support from 79% of Democrats. Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Corbett holds an eight-point lead over Onorato, which appears to be making the difference in the race.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has endorsed Corbett and Lt. Governor candidate Jim Cawley, calling them a “pro-life team.”
Corbett was one of the sponsors of the 2008 Celebrate Life Banquet benefiting the work of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund.
The organization applauded him in 2008 when he joined with attorneys general from across the country in objecting to a special $100 million dollar deal for Nebraska included in the Senate’s pro-abortion health care bill.
The deal was designed to win the vote of Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, who had previously opposed the troubled legislation, but then flip-flopped on the bill and abortion funding.