2016 Pennsylvania Straw Poll

(Harrisburg, PA) April 2, 2016 - During the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, 382 attendees participated in the 2016 Pennsylvania Straw Poll. The straw poll was broken out in 3 categories including demographics of voters, statewide issues, and federal issues including the Presidential Preference Poll.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Presidential Poll with 64.6% of the vote at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, whereas Donald Trump came in second with 13.6% and John Kasich finished third with 13.3%. The audience was also polled if they would vote for Trump if he was the Republican nominee, 68% of the attendees would vote for Trump over the Democrat candidate. 69% Attendees also found Hillary Clinton to be the least trustworthy of candidates still running, Donald Trump polled second highest over Bernie Sanders with 18% of the vote.

On the statewide issues, 25% of attendees believe the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania budget will be completed within 4-6 Months past the due date of July 1, 2016. While 23% believe a balanced budget will not be passed within 2016/17. A Large amount of attendees also believed that Pension Reform was a leading issue in Pennsylvania.

Please find the full 2016 Pennsylvania Straw Poll Results presentation below as well as on including previous year results.

2016 Pennsylvania Straw Poll Results by scottrdavis


Ohio Governor John Kasich to speak at 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

(Harrisburg, PA) – Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich will address the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.  A native of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania Mr. Kasich was re-elected Governor of Ohio in 2014 in a 30-point landslide election.  The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. 

Announced speakers for the conference include Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax, Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN; Anita MonCrief of Americans for Prosperity and John Fund of National Review. There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

John Kasich was elected Governor of Ohio in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 by a 30-point margin. He worked with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and made Ohio one of the top job-creating states in the nation.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he was a strong ally of President Reagan and his national security agenda.

He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News. The governor is originally from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a blue-collar town outside Pittsburgh where his father delivered mail for 30 years. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters. You can learn more about

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencewill feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.  

Seating for the Friday evening dinner with Judge Andrew Napolitano is sold out.  However, a limited number of tickets for individuals to attend all other conference activities are available at