Pennsylvania voter registration data shows that Republicans are gaining voters at five times the rate of Democrats, with the November elections fast approaching.
Since the 2016 primary elections, Republicans have added a net 165,000 voters to their rolls, while Democrats have added 30,000. Democrats still have a 800,000-voter lead over Republicans in the state, but that number is down from 936,000 just four years ago, when President Trump won the state by roughly 44,000 votes, or less than 1%.
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas predicts the numbers will result in Trump again winning the state in November.
“We were already ahead 44,000, and look what we’ve picked up,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I predict we’re going to narrow the gap further between now and November.”
Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden was born in Pennsylvania and spent his early childhood in the state. He continues to have close political ties to the state and leads Trump there by 6 percentage points, according to the RealClearPolitics.com polling average.