Poll: 54 percent of voters disapprove of Kane's performance


HARRISBURG — A new poll shows more than half of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of Kathleen Kane's handling of her job as state attorney general and nearly as many think she should resign.

The survey released Tuesday by Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University is based on telephone interviews with 1,085 voters from Aug. 7 through Aug. 18.

Kane faces criminal charges that she leaked confidential grand jury information and then lied about it under oath, but plans to run for re-election next year.

Fifty-four percent of the respondents disapproved of Kane's performance and 20 percent approved, the poll found.

Forty-nine percent said Kane should resign. Twenty-seven percent said she should not.

About one-quarter of the respondents had no opinion on either question.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.