PENNSYLVANIANS overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana - but not for recreational purposes.

We still believe in the death penalty - but also support Gov. Wolf's death-penalty moratorium and prefer that convicted murderers receive life in prison instead.

And most of us still don't know who Senate candidate Joe Sestak is, despite his 422-mile walking tour, a new book and a relentless publicity machine.

That's according to a new Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll released today.

The survey of 556 registered voters, conducted June 8 through Sunday, found that Wolf has a lukewarm 39 percent job-approval rating, which is below Ed Rendell's and Tom Ridge's - but above Tom Corbett's - at the beginning of their first terms.

"The first year typically is a tough year, often because governors are facing deficits, budget problems and/or problems of their own making," said poll director G. Terry Madonna.

Sixty-one percent of voters favor the death penalty for murderers. But 47 percent said life in prison with no parole is more appropriate than the death penalty (41 percent).

Forty-nine percent favor Wolf's death-penalty moratorium, while 37 percent oppose it.

Madonna said those positions are not necessarily contradictory. The last Pennsylvania execution was that of Philly's own Gary Heidnik in 1999.

"I think people may support it generically, but there are some concerns about the way it gets handled," Madonna said.

Medical marijuana likely will become a reality in Pennsylvania, with an overwhelming 87 percent in favor of allowing adults to use it legally if a doctor recommends it.

"You got a majority of virtually every demographic group and in every region of the state" backing medical marijuana, Madonna said.

Only 40 percent favor fully legalizing marijuana, but that's up from 22 percent in 2006.

"We're going through some cultural change in this state," Madonna said. But, he added, "Pennsylvania is a long way off from legalized pot, per se."

The poll also found Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey leading Sestak, 35-31, and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, 34-23.

Fifty-six percent said they still don't know enough about Sestak, a former Democratic congressman from Delaware County, to have an opinion. That's despite the fact that he walked across the state this year and released a book titled Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream. His campaign has been cranking out press releases almost daily.

"It doesn't matter. You pay attention and I pay attention, but the average voter does not," Madonna said of Sestak's early bid for Toomey's Senate seat in 2016.

Sestak ran a strong campaign against Toomey in 2010, but voters have short memories when it comes to name recognition.

"It goes away quick," Madonna said.