2014 PA Straw Poll Results


The fourth annual Pennsylvania Straw Poll was held April 4-5, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier state based conservative conference in the country.

The Pennsylvania Straw Poll opened at 8 A.M. on Friday and closed at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday. 249 ballots were cast representing 38 Pennsylvania counties and four states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia.

Governor Tom Corbett saw a 3% increase in his approval rating over 2013. In addition Governor Corbett easily won the straw poll over his competitors including Bob Guzzardo (28), Rob McCord (3), Kathleen McGinty (0), Allyson Schwartz (0), and Tom Wolf (1) with 173 votes.

Pension reform topped the list of most critical issues for the Pennsylvania Legislators to address in 2014.

Nationally the Republicans in the House saw an approval rating of 56%, while those in the Senate came in with an approval rating of 39%.

Presidential candidate hopefuls Ted Cruz and Rand Paul tied as the early favorite for the Republican nomination with 20% each or 47 votes each. Rick Santorum and Ben Carson came in next with 13% or 31 votes each and Scott Walker finished off the top five with 25 votes of 11%.

The Straw Poll was conducted by Scott R. Davis and you can learn more about the Straw Poll and past results at or contact him at 717/884.9030.

The full results are posted below:

Pennsylvania Straw Poll Results 2014

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