NEW POLL ON ERIE VOTERS’ PERCEPTION OF THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. Despite winning a majority the popular vote in historically blue Erie County just a little more than 2 months ago, a plurality of voters say they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president (41% approve, 49% disapprove) and a majority of voters have an unfavorable opinion of him (47% favorable, 52% unfavorable). Only 40% of voters say things in the United States are headed in the right direction, while a majority of voters (53%) say they believe that things are off on the wrong track.
MCAP students began conducting their second poll of the academic year: Erie County residents weigh-in on gun violence, medical marijuana, the region's economy, and other issues.
The sights and sounds of MCAP. Dr. Rolfe Peterson explains experiential learning at the Center for Applied Politics.
New MCAP poll - Trump/Carson tied at 18% among registered Republicans in Pennsylvania. https://www.mercyhurst.edu/…/fall_2015_poll_1_final_reportd…
New MCAP poll finds voters in Pennsylvania's Third Congressional District favor Republican incumbent Mike Kelly over Democratic challenger Dan LaValle by 20 points, but 62% say that Congress is doing a poor job. See:
New MCAP poll finds voters in Pennsylvania support Obama's actions against ISIS, and that Wolf enjoys a double digit lead over Corbett in the race for governor. https://www.mercyhurst.edu/…/attacking-isis-poll-says-pa-ma…
Asked of 426 Erie County, PA voters: "Thinking about Erie County's future, what one word comes to mind?" See the full report of results for MCAP's most recent Erie County poll (below).
Asked of 495 registered voters in Pennsylvania: "If Pennsylvania lawmakers decide to make it legal to use marijuana in the state, what single word best describes how you would feel about the decision?"
Pennsylvanians are divided on the question of legalizing marijuana for all adults, with 48 percent in favor and 42 percent opposed, according to the results of a new public opinion poll by the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics (MCAP). At 85 percent, however, Pennsylvania residents are united in sanctioning the medical use of marijuana. A solid majority – 59 percent – favor decriminalizing possession of the drug.
See the results here: http://bit.ly/1hIMOXI
New MCAP Poll: Only 33% of registered voters in Ohio approve of the job Obama is doing as President. 50% approve of the job Kasich is doing as governor. http://bit.ly/1aVHryx
How do residents of Pennsylvania describe the state of the nation's economy? How many have family members who have lost their job in the past year? Are residents of Pennsylvania optimistic about the economic and environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing the Marcellus Shale? We'll know early next week. MCAP is finishing up its poll on the economy and environment.