A new poll by CBS and the New York Times shows Democrat challenger Tom Wolf leading Gov. Tom Corbett, 52 percent to 39 percent.
Results were based on the responses of 4,150 and came from a large panel of registered voters contacted through the Internet. Their responses were then weighted to reflect the demographic characteristics of the entire voting population.
Wolf’s lead was greatest with younger voters. He led 61 percent to 23 percent among voters age 18 to 29, and 55 percent to 32 percent with voters between 30 and 44.
But the results were significantly closer with the older voters who are most likely to turn up at the polls — 50 percent to 46 percent in favor of Wolf with those 45 to 64 and 50 percent to 47 percent among those over 65.
The results suggest that Wolf has done a better job consolidating his party base. He led 90 percent to 5 percent among Democrats while Gov.Corbett’s GOP advantage was 80 percent to 16 percent