(WHTM) – Democrat Josh Shapiro is maintaining a double digit lead over Republican Doug Mastriano in the latest Pennsylvania Governor race polling.

The survey released by Muhlenberg College/Morning Call shows Shapiro with 54% support to Mastriano’s 40%. There were just 2% of voters planning to select a third party candidate and 4% undecided.

Support for Mastriano dipped 2% compared to Muhlenberg’s September poll, while Shapiro was up 1%. Mastriano’s unfavorable rating also rose 7% while Shapiro’s remained the same.

Twenty three percent of Republicans surveyed said they plan to vote for Shapiro while only 5% of Democrats will vote for Mastriano. Support for Shapiro among Republicans is up 6% compared to September.

Shapiro received a 28% lead among female voters, a 31% lead among college educated voters, and a 24% lead among voters 18-34.

Methodological Statement

The following report contains the results of a telephone survey of 460 likely voters in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between October 24 and 282022. Respondents were interviewed in English on both landlines (144) and cell phones (316). With a randomly selected sample of respondents, the margin of error for the survey is +/- 6% at a 95% level of confidenceMargins of error for questions with smaller sample size will be larger. In addition to sampling error, one should consider that question wording and other fielding issues can introduce error or bias into survey results. The data has been weighted to gender, age, region, party, race, educational attainment and the 2020 election results to reflect voter population parameters in Pennsylvania. The calculation of sampling error takes into account design effects due to the weighting identified above. In order to reach a representative sample of likely voters both landlines and cell phones were called up to 3 times. The sampling frame for the study is from the registered voters files of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with individuals who voted in at least 2 of the last 4 general elections, or who had voted in either the 2022 primary elections or 2021 general election, or if they were a new registrant since the 2020 Presidential Election. Interviews were conducted by Communication Concepts of Easton Pennsylvania. Due to rounding, the totals provided in the frequency report may not total 100%. Data analysis and weighting were conducted through the use of the SPSS statistical software package Version 29.0. The survey instrument (presented in its entirety below) was designed by Dr. Christopher P. Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) in conjunction with the staff of the Morning Call. The survey was funded exclusively by the Morning Call and the MCIPOFor more detailed information on the methods employed please contact the MCIPO at 484-664-3444 or email Dr. Borick at cborick@muhlenberg.edu.

Election Day is November 8.