Pat Toomey. Image via Wikipedia
Republicans Pat Toomey and Tom Corbett are running far ahead of their Democratic opponents in congressional and gubernatorial contests here, a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll shows.
It’s not difficult to understand why.
When things go wrong, the party in power — in this case the Democrats — gets kicked around. In the 16 midterm elections since World War II, the party in power has been able to pick up only twice, in terms of picking up seats in Congress. Neither of those times came when the economy was bad.