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Tom Corbett Trailing Most Democratic Challengers: Poll

Tom Corbett, governor of Pennsylvania, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Corbett inten
Tom Corbett, governor of Pennsylvania, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Corbett intends to propose a pension overhaul in his 2014 spending plan, for the year that begins in July, according to a report. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) leads Corbett, 45 percent to 37 percent, among Pennsylvania voters. Corbett also trailed five of the other six Democrats polled on by Quinnipiac, leading only against Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner John Hanger. Just 36 percent approve of Corbett's job performance, and 56 percent say he does not deserve to be re-elected.

Only 31 percent of women approve of the governor. Since Schwartz has been endorsed by EMILY's List, a group which focuses on electing pro-choice Democratic women to office, issues related to reproductive rights may come into play as the campaign progresses.

HuffPost Pollster's average, which includes all publicly available polling, currently finds Schwartz at 46 percent and Corbett at 35 percent.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,061 registered Pennsylvania voters from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16 and has a margin of error of 3 percent.

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