Silver: Corbett is 5th Most Vulnerable Guv in 2014

TOM CORBETTBased on a look at approval ratings for governors around the country, New York Times numbers guru Nate Silver ranked Gov. Tom Corbett the 5th most vulnerable Governor in 2014.

His list relies only on recent polls measuring approval rating and not on other factors like potential opponents and cash on hand.

Other than the top two – Lincoln Chafee (I) of Rhode Island and Pat Quinn (D) of Illinois – “the remaining eight governors with net negative job approval ratings are Republicans, including four who rode the Tea Party wave to power in blue and purple states in 2010 and now appear to be in some danger: Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine and Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan.”

Scott is number three, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is fourth, and Corbett fifth.

But the fortunes of Corbett and other GOP governors could improve as the economy does, Silver wrote.

A number of Democrats are eager to challenge Corbett, whose numbers have been on a downward trend in recent months. The most recent candidates to declare are Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and former Pa. Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf.

2 Responses

  1. Yes, desperate times requires drastic measures. Governor Corbett pardon Mumia and then make the call to the RGA to buy him the democratic primary. Mumia is African-American, a real socialist and has a scary foreign sounding name. This should work. Barley can take it to the bank. The Corbett Camelot will live on!

  2. Are we going to let Corbett take down the entire ship? If he heads up the ticket, we lose not only the governor’s mansion but the House and Senate majorities. I propose a new captain Dominic Pileggi.

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