Neil Cavuto presented Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett yesterday as a “fine Governor” whose great job in Pennsylvania just could be the reason Romney’s poll numbers have improved in that state. This just one week after Cavuto credited Florida Governor Rick Scott’s good job as a possible reason Obama was ahead in that state.
After Cavuto crowed over Romney’s improved standing, Cavuto cited Corbett’s grade of “A” on the Cato Institute’s fiscal report card. “Maybe credit is due this guy’s way,” Cavuto said.
“Maybe your measures are doing the trick Governor, they’re helping Mitt Romney. Of course it cuts both ways, right. If people in your state feel better, they might give the credit to the President… Why do you think these polls are narrowing and what are they discovering?”
Corbett said, “We’re slowly getting the economy moving in Pennsylvania. We have growth going on in our energy sector, in our biotech sector, we saved jobs down in Philadelphia with the refineries that were going to go out of business a year ago.”
But Pennsylvanians have a different view: In August, the Pocono Record reported:
The poll shows 28 percent of voters think Corbett is doing a good or excellent job, while 66 percent believe he is doing a fair or poor job.
Terry Madonna, a professor of political science at Franklin and Marshall and the director of the poll, said Corbett’s low ratings are largely based on his support for budget cuts in higher education, basic education and human services.
No fair and balanced host would present this governor in such a one-sided way.
Funny how Cavuto couldn’t be bothered to ask about that- not when there’s a pro-Romney story he can push instead.