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Poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett down 25 points in re-election bid

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) looks like he's toast, as he trails Democratic challenger Tom Wolf by an astounding 25-point margin according to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday.

In the survey, Wolf led at 49 percent to Corbett's 24 percent, with one-quarter of voters undecided. That finding is roughly in line with how other polls have assessed the race.

So what happened to Corbett? A lot, actually. He compared gay marriage to incest, and ran afoul of voters on every issue from taxes and education to his handling of the Penn State football scandal. As a result, one poll last year concluded he was the most unpopular governor in the nation.