It looks as though “I Won’t Say If I Voted For President Obama-itis” has spread from Democratic senate candidates to those in the gubernatorial ranks.
Pennsylvania Dem gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf refused to answer if he voted for President Obama when confronted by a tracker Thursday afternoon, according to a video released on the Tom Corbett For Governor YouTube page, Wolf’s GOP opponent.
Corbett, who is seeking a 2nd term in Harrisburg, is currently trailing by 11 points to Wolf in the latest RealClearPolitics and is a long shot to win reelection according to election prognosticators Larry Sabato and Stu Rothenberg, who rate the race “Safe Democrat” and “Favored Democrat,” respectively.
Wolf, a wealthy businessman and former PA Secretary of Revenue, has led in every poll released since his landslide victory over Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the Democratic primary in May.
The Shaler, PA native, Corbett, was swept into statewide office in 2010, alongside Sen. Pat Toomey, in the GOP wave that gave the party a majority of governorship nationwide.
Although Toomey has remained a relatively popular figure among GOP ranks in the state, the same cannot be said for Corbett.
The incumbent governor’s approval figures have remained mired in the 30s, with the two latest polls conducted by Magellan Strategies, a Republican firm, and Quinnipiac University pegging his favorable rating at just 39 and 38 percent.