Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot Returns – Republicans up 55 percent to 36% over Democrats
Wow, what a flip from 2008. Republicans are currently crushing Democrats in Pennsylvania absentee ballot returns by 19 points! Republican ballot returns are at 55% while Democrats are just at 36%! Still don’t think PA is winnable? Also you should factor in that many Democrats in Pennsylvania are socially conservative and/or work for coal plants. So Obama is not only trailing in Democrat ballot returns, but I’d suspect a fairly significant portion of Democrats will vote for Mitt Romney over Obama in that state.
In 2008 the GOP edged the Democrats by just 2% in absentee returns. As of today the GOP’s lead is 18.8% — a 16.9% bump in a state Obama won by 10% in 2008. Republicans have turned in 55.2% of the absentee ballots to date while the Democrats have returned just 36.4%.