“I think that there has been, you know, a little bit of downward trending in the polls in terms of party affiliation, Democrat versus Republican…it’s very important to her that she go back to Pennsylvania with her new running mate and reconnect with those voters.” – Clinton staffer, WITF, 7/28/2016
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Hillary Clinton’s failing with Pennsylvania voters.
“Hillary Clinton is scrambling because she perpetuates a status quo that rewards Clinton cronyism,” Gleason said. “Whether it is the Clinton Foundation, rising poverty, lying to the FBI or diminishing household income, Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly do not trust Hillary Clinton and want to see change in the White House.
“The fact of the matter is that Republicans have made voter registration gains in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, and former Democrats are joining our ranks in record numbers. Our volunteers are knocking on tens of thousands of doors every week and Donald Trump is greeted by thousands of Pennsylvanians every time he comes to the Keystone State.
“Hillary Clinton spent months taking Pennsylvania for granted, referring to our citizens as ‘deplorables’ and sending in every liberal DC surrogate who wants to keep the gravy train going. Pennsylvanians have decided; it’s time for real change in the White House not the failed past. The movement for that change is growing every day for Donald Trump and real change in the White House.
“Pennsylvania is ready to support Donald Trump this November, and we’re ready to Make America Great Again.”
After Eight Years of a Democrat in the White House, Pennsylvanians Are Making Less Money..
During The Obama Administration, Median Household Income In Pennsylvania Has Fallen $1,348, From $56,521 In 2008 To $55,173 In 2014. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)
More Pennsylvanians Are Living In Poverty…
Under Obama, The Poverty Rate In Pennsylvania Has Increased By 1.5 Percentage Points, From 11.0 Percent In 2008 To 12.5 Percent In 2014. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)
- Under Obama, 246,000 More People In Pennsylvania Have Fallen Into Poverty, An Increase Of 18.4 Percent. (Census, Accessed 9/16/2015)
And Pennsylvanians Are Living Off Of Food Stamps…
Under Obama, The Number Of People In Pennsylvania Receiving Food Stamps Has Increased By 43 Percent, From 1,299,743 In January 2009 To 1,860,827 In May 2016. (USDA Food And Nutrition Service, Accessed 8/24/2016)
Between 2009 And 2014, Thirty-Eight Cities In Pennsylvania Reported Significant Increases In The Number Of People Receiving Food Stamps. “Between 2010-2014 and the previous five-year period, 38 cities in the state reported significant changes – all increases – in the number of people receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits.” (“Study Shows Increase In Poverty Rates Here,” The Express, 12/9/2015)
…But Hillary Gave The Obama Administration An “A” For Its Overall Performance
In October 2015, Clinton Gave The Obama Administration An “A” For Its Overall Performance, Specifically Citing Obama’s Economic Policies. QUESTIONER: “As for President Obama himself, what letter grade would you give his administration?” CLINTON: “I’d give him an ‘A.’ I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves for saving our economy from falling into a great depression, for saving the auto industry which represents millions of jobs up and down the supply chain, for beginning the crackdown on Wall Street abuses with Dodd-Frank, for getting the Affordable Care Act passed, for really being as responsive as he could possibly be given the obstructionism that he faced with the Republicans in Congress.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks In An Interview With The Boston Globe, Keene, NH, 10/17/2015)