More PA Democrats have left party than Republicans in 2023

By Jen Krausz on
 December 29, 2023

According to Fox News, the Republican party gained ground in Pennsylvania, a key swing state in the 2024 presidential election.

President Joe Biden was born and raised in Pennsylvania's Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area, but the state seems pretty sour on his policies of "Bidenomics," an effectively open border, and the end of fossil fuels like coal and gas, which are produced there.

As of Dec. 18, a total of 35,589 switched to the Republican Party from the Democratic Party, while less than half that number, 15,622 Republicans switched to the Democratic Party.

This is a net gain of almost 20,000 Republicans in the Keystone State, which has a 445,000 registration advantage for Democrats. Still, many Pennsylvania Democrats back Republican candidates at least some of the time and may only be registered Democrats out of tradition or habit.

Most counties, with the exception of Delaware, Chester, Union, and Cumberland, have seen net GOP gains this year -- even Philadelphia County and Centre County (where Penn State University dominates).

Whether it will be enough to overcome the Democrat advantage is anyone's guess at this point, but it's definitely a hopeful sign.