Romney’s Awful Week Continues as He Pulls Within Two Points of Obama in PA

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Can the news get any worse for Mitt Romney? Why, yes it can.

Two percentage points separate President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a state poll conducted for the Tribune-Review, even though the campaigns largely are ignoring Pennsylvania and concentrating on other battlegrounds.

Obama polled 47 percent to Romney’s 45 percent among likely Pennsylvania voters, with 6 percent of voters undecided and 44 days until Election Day, according to the survey by Susquehanna Polling & Research. The survey of 800 voters, conducted Sept. 18-20, has a margin of error of 3.46 percentage points.

The poll showed most voters are disappointed with the country’s direction, evenly split on whether Obama deserves another term and hesitant to back Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts. Fifty-one percent of the state’s voters approve of Obama’s job performance.

Other recent polls showed a larger margin for Obama, leading some to speculate that Pennsylvania — which hasn’t voted for a GOP presidential candidate since 1988 — no longer is a swing state. Two of those last four polls gave Obama a lead larger than his margin of victory in 2008, when he defeated Sen. John McCain of Arizona by 10 percentage points.

“All the evidence points to a much closer margin,” said Jim Lee, Susquehanna president. “Nothing suggests we’re looking at anything like 2008.”

It appears the Black Panthers will be working OT in Philadelphia come November.
Via John E.

3 Responses to “Romney’s Awful Week Continues as He Pulls Within Two Points of Obama in PA”

  1. chipperoo on 23/23/12 at 9:20 pm

    Actually this poll is an astounding result. And I’d like to believe it’s accurate. But I don’t know. Sounds to good to be true.

  2. Drek on 23/23/12 at 10:11 pm

    If you were to travel through intensively populated Dem areas in Pennsylvania, {not in urban centers, but counties adjacent thereto} you’ll note there aren’t any Obama signs, obama bumper stickers. In short, you won’t see anything like what you saw a brief four years ago.

    In Jewish areas outside of Philadelphia, such as Bala Cynwyd and the Main Line, obama signs on lawns are almost non-existent.

    Now this doesn’t mean there are a plethora of Romney signs!

    BUT what it DOES mean is that there is a vast, significant and cosmic disenchantment with the creature.

  3. Blue Hen on 24/24/12 at 9:35 am

    BUT what it DOES mean is that there is a vast, significant and cosmic disenchantment with the creature.

    I’ll take that. Observers have ben saying this for months. Obama’s internal polling must be terrible. It’s the best explanation for the base oriented, pandering campaign he’s running. Get the base out, discourage independents and discourage republicans if possible, in that order. That’s his path to victory.