TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pennsylvania shows fewer registered voters than in 2008, 2004

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 2:28 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG -- In a year in which voters are relatively unenthusiastic about the Nov. 6 presidential election, there are a half-million fewer registered Pennsylvania voters than four years ago and a smaller Democratic advantage in registration.

Numbers available Tuesday show Democrats outnumber Republicans by less than 1.1 million voters. That compares to the 1.2 million voter advantage Democrats held when President Barack Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008.

Political scientist Christopher Borick of Muhlenberg College in Allentown says odds are that fewer voters will be registered in this election, compared to 2008.

The current total of about 8.3 million voters is less than in the 2004 presidential election.

This year, Democrats are doing better at signing up new voters, while Republicans are getting more to switch.

Oct. 9 is the deadline to register.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Some Thomas Jefferson HS parents told to bring more appropriate clothes to school for their kids
  2. Steelers wrap lackluster preseason with loss to Panthers
  3. Paramedics rescue flip-flop-wearing man from steep hillside
  4. 10 awesome things you didn’t know your phone could do
  5. Young adults drive home rental trend in Western Pennsylvania
  6. Moon man arrested on child porn charges
  7. End in sight for Route 28 construction
  8. Harrison fire cause can’t be found
  9. Quaker Valley football team looks to overcome injuries
  10. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
  11. New Ken-Arnold board asked to mediate between football groups
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.