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2013 IN REVIEW: Corbett’s Poll Numbers Take A Hit

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

(Gov. Tom Corbett. File photo by Tony Romeo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s abysmal poll numbers made for one of the big stories of 2013.

In a Quinnipiac University Poll released in mid-December, 56-percent of Pennsylvania residents said Governor Corbett does not deserve re-election.

During 2013, as the incumbent Republican’s poll numbers went down, Democrats lined up to challenge him.

Undaunted, Corbett in November announced his re-election bid, reminiscing about facing steep odds before – when he and a friend ran for township commissioner:

“We were supposed to be sacrificial lambs. Literally. ‘We want you to run but you’re not going to win’…and that was 1987. Neither one of us looked at polls… [or] took that advice.”

Corbett has been named by political websites as the nation’s most vulnerable sitting governor.

More than half a dozen Democrats and at least one conservative Republican activist have announced plans to challenge him.

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