Those who don’t vote are a plus for Corbett

BELEAGUERED incumbent Republican Gov. Corbett hasn’t, for some time now, had much to sing about.

He’s repeatedly ID’d as America’s most vulnerable sitting governor.

His polling numbers are consistently abysmal.

And his communications efforts are almost always defensive – and I mean defensive like at the Alamo.

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BELEAGUERED incumbent Republican Gov. Corbett hasn’t, for some time now, had much to sing about.

He’s repeatedly ID’d as America’s most vulnerable sitting governor.

His polling numbers are consistently abysmal.

And his communications efforts are almost always defensive – and I mean defensive like at the Alamo.

But there might be a welcome tune in the piano hanging by a wire over his re-election prospects.And that tune, according to a new analysis of Pennsylvania voter turnout, could turn out to be music to Corbett’s ears.

The Voter Participation Center, a D.C.-based nonpartisan, nonprofit research group, and national Democratic pollster Celinda Lake say the right mix of people not voting is a real plus for Corbett and might decide this year’s election.

Citing off-year election turnout patterns, the center and Lake say nearly 900,000 unmarried women, minority and younger eligible voters could stay home.

That bloc votes Democratic. Women dominate it. And drop-offs happen here.
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