Saturday, November 03, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3918, November 3rd, 2018


This final Franklin and Marshall poll just came out this week and here is a snap shot of where we stand.
The 27th consecutive year of polling in Pennsylvania
Below are the highlights of the October 2018, Franklin & Marshall College Poll. Complete results can be found at
*Nearly three in four (71%) of the state’s registered voters are “very interested” in the 2018 elections, an increase of ten points since our September survey.
Similar proportions of Republicans (75%) and Democrats (73%) say they are “very interested” in the election which is a change from our September survey when more Democrats (64%) than *Republicans (58%) or independents (49%) were “very interested.”
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh (63%), efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (60%), and the separation of immigrant families (57%) have each made voters a “great deal more interested” in voting.
*About one in two (54%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes Governor Wolf is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as Governor in five (43%) registered voters believe Senator Bob Casey is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as the state’s U.S. Senator.
*About two in five (36%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Donald Trump is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president, which is similar to his ratings in the September survey.
* More registered voters prefer the Democratic candidate for U.S. House (53%) than the Republican candidate for the U.S. House (38%). Among likely voters, more favor a Democrat (52%) than a Republican (39%) for the U.S. House.
*President Trump continues to be an essential motivating force in the upcoming mid-term elections. Two in three (69%) of those who plan to vote for a Democratic candidate are casting their ballot mainly as a vote against President Trump and Republicans in Congress, while four in five (83%) of those who plan to vote for a Republican candidate are casting their ballot mainly as a vote to support President Trump and the Republicans in Congress.
*Governor Wolf (59%) currently leads his Republican challenger Scott Wagner (33%) among likely voters, with (5%) remaining undecided.
*Senator Casey (50%) leads his Republican challenger, Representative Lou Barletta (35%), among likely voters, with (14%) remaining undecided.
This survey reflects interviews with 537 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 254 Democrats, 211 Republicans and 72 Independents conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from October 22-28, 2018. The sample error for this survey is +/- 6.0 percentage points. A complete methodological statement can be found in the full report.
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive, LNP media group, and the Reading Eagle. It may be used in whole or in part, provided any use is attributed to the college.


Antoinette Kraus, the director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) released the following statement on the start of this year's Open Enrollment Period in PA:
"Amid continued attacks of sabotage by the Trump Administration, the Affordable Care Act's six-week Open Enrollment period has begun, and many Pennsylvanians will have more choices and lower rate increases than last year. Because more choices are available this year, it's more important than ever that people compare their options and take the time to find out what plan is best for them. More short-term and high-deductible plans are available to consumers this year, and consumers who are considering a specific plan should look carefully at both the out-of-pocket costs and coverage under the plan to ensure they will be able to get the care they need.
Despite cuts to the federal health insurance navigator program, PHAN's staff of trained professionals is here to help. Anyone who needs assistance can call or text our helpline at 877-570-3642 or visit"


We got this information from Lou Jasikoff who is staging a run for Stare Representative in the 117th against Karen Bobeck.

• Enact Term Limits
• Cap Salaries
• Read the Bills
• Court Transparency
• Apply Laws Equally to All
We are into the last few weeks of the campaign, and the final push is on. Lou says we should be on the radar; to date we are running TV commercials, not as much as we like but we are on air. (see below YouTube link) Between 300 and 400 hundred signs are up throughout the district, big and small, professional, hand made, and some by The Clean Money Squad. We have full page ads coming out in the two local newspapers. Support is coming from Democrats, Republicans, business owners, tea party, and local high schoolers are going door to door, along with others and myselfPlease share the commercial, and if you are in my district, or know of someone that is, please contact or share with them my information. Friends telling friends has a huge impact.
Finally if you can help with the campaign please contact me directly, and if you are in a position to make a donation, please do. Every dollar at this point is going into running our TV ads, and maybe a last minute mailing. Please see or use the handy donation button below.
Thanks for reading and with your help we can make this happen.


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