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Gubernatorial race in Pa. becoming one-sided

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This is probably filed under "not surprising at all", but it looks like the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race could be one-sided. Tom Wolf, the Democrat challenger, already has a 20 point lead over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett.

According to a recent Rasumussen Poll:

A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Pennsylvania Voters shows Wolf with 51% of the vote to Corbett’s 31%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate in the race, but 14% are still undecided at this point.

Yes, it is early. However, with such a small amount of undecided likely voters in this poll, it doesn't look very promising for Corbett.

One possible ray of hope is out there for the incumbent in this race - the Obama administration pushing EPA regulations against coal.

While the possibility is slim, if Corbett takes this opportunity to stand up against the administration, and encourage Pennsylvania lawmakers in Washington to fight against these regulations, he could pull some more voters his way. This is a difficult issue for Washington lawmakers from coal producing states, and Democratic nominees and incumbents are already distancing themselves from the administration on this issue. Time is running out for Corbett to manage to get a message out there that he is working for Pennsylvanians. He is perceived as an ineffective leader, and that will be extremely difficult to overcome in November.

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