Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Trailing Democratic Challengers
Pennsylvania Governor Bob Corbett is in serious trouble in the polls:
Bad news for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett — the Republican trails three potential Democratic 2014 challengers by at least 9 percentage points, according to a new poll on Monday.
Former Rep. Joe Sestak leads Corbett 48 percent to 34 percent, while Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) tops Corbett 47 percent to 34 percent, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll found. State Treasurer Rob McCord also beats Corbett 44 percent to 35 percent.
Sestak and Schwartz are locked at 15 percent a piece in a potential Democratic gubernatorial primary matchup. No other potential candidate polled above 3 percentage points. But 59 percent of Democrats weren’t sure or didn’t answer.
Now, obviously, it’s still early and Corbett could bounce back, but he’s been suffering in the polls for awhile now and, although Corbett won in 2010 by some 360,000 votes, Pennsylvania is state that tends to favor Democrats. This is why he is, along with Florida’s Rick Scott, Michigan’s Rick Snyder, and Maine’s Paul LePage, among the four Republican Governors up for re-election in 2014 that are considered the most vulnerable. Other Republicans such as Nikki Haley in South Carolina, John Kaisch in Ohio, and Scott Walker in Wisconsin (who will face his third election in four years next year) are considered to be in a much better position.