KA-BOOM: Romney Up Four in Pennsylvania

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I’m starting to think all this silliness about Big Bird and binders isn’t working.

A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading in Pennsylvania, a state that Republicans had all but written off just weeks ago but which is now listed as a toss up by the Real Clear Politics website.

Susquehanna Polling and Research provided The Washington Examiner with a poll it conducted for state party officials that shows Romney with a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over President Obama.

It’s the first poll to show Romney leading among likely voters in the Keystone State.

“The polling is very clear that the race is certainly up for grabs and Republicans have a tendency to never believe it,” Susquehanna President James Lee told The Examiner.

Romney isn’t spending much time or money in Pennsylvania, which hasn’t backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

Every other Pennsylvania poll shows Obama ahead, though by a narrowing margin. A Quinnipiac University poll taken around the same time as the Susquehanna poll shows Obama leading Romney 50 percent to 46 percent.

Susquehanna’s automated poll or 1,376 likely voters was taken between Oct. 11 and 13, before the second presidential debate Tuesday that many saw as a comeback for Obama since his Oct. 3 showdown with Romney.

That was before Tuesday’s debate. It’s likely even worse since then. Romney hasn’t even been spending in Pennsylvania, but should pour some money in and finish to guy off.

Our very long national nightmare may soon be over. The cleanup will  takes decades, however.

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3 Responses to “KA-BOOM: Romney Up Four in Pennsylvania”

  1. Dismuke on 18/18/12 at 7:01 pm

    I will put my tin foil hat on for a moment and indulge in a bit of conspiracy thinking: Is it possible that this poll is a ploy to convince Romney to divert money to Pennsylvania away from other states the Obama campaign are more worried about? Bt if the poll is legit and is not in error – that is very good news.

  2. EBL on 18/18/12 at 8:40 pm

    I think PA is a long shot, but it also borders Ohio. Wise move to throw some resources (especially in the Pittsburgh market).

  3. Lightwave on 18/18/12 at 10:27 pm

    If Romney is now ahead in Pennsylvania, then the landslide/collapse is truly on. We’re now starting to see state poll evidence that backs up Gallup’s landslide call.

    We’ll know for sure by this time next week, but if this is correct, then by election day, the race won’t be in question. Romney is shaping up to win by a margin simply too large for Obamee to steal this time.

    If he’s up by 4 in Pennsylvania, then Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, nevada, New Hampshire and Wisconsin are in Romney’s column, and North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia are now locks.

    Romney has run the table on swing states.