Latest Polls Show Obama's Pa. Lead Slipping

President Obama's once significant lead over Gov. Mitt Romney in the Keystone State has slipped, according to the latest polls

New polls out this week show Gov. Mitt Romney has substantially narrowed what once seemed like an insurmountable lead for President Barack Obama in Pennsylvania.

The polls were taken after the first presidential debate but before Tuesday's second town hall-style debate at Hofstra University.

Bloomberg News reported that a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,519 likely Pa. voters favored Obama by just four percentage points over Romney. The poll was conducted between Oct. 12 and Oct. 14. Just one month ago, Obama held a 12 point lead in the state, and some news reports indicated that the Romney campaign had begun to focus its resources elsewhere. Obama carried the state by more than 10 percentage points in the 2008 election.

Obama is still under 50 percent and Pennsylvania is still in play according to the latest poll from the Allentown Morning Call and Muhlenberg College.

The latest Public Policy Polling shows Obama above 50 percent and leading Mitt Romney by 7 points in Pennsylvania.

"President Obama continues to disappoint voters here by breaking the promises he made as a candidate, and failing to offer a legitimate case for four more years of the last four years," said Billy Pitman, director of communications for the Republican National Committee in Pennsylvania, in an email message to media outlets. "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan offer a clear choice for leadership and a new direction that will create jobs, fix our economy and strengthen the middle class."

Male voters in the poll substantially favored Romney, while Obama held a commanding lead among women. Voters who described themselves as independent reportedly favored Obama, 50 percent to 43 percent.

The President's lead nationally has been slipping since his widely-criticized performance in the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. Tuesday evening's debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion.

louis kootsares October 19, 2012 at 02:55 PM
i hope there are more aware people than there are :freeloaders,ignorant,boohoo liberals ,stupid,and just plain riff raff,the aware know that they are witnessing the worst president ever and will vote to rid this country of someone worst than cancer
Patty October 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What a minute here - "Policies that got us in this mess in the first place"? What you liberals are forgetting is that the senate and house were ruled by democrats, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi for the last 2 yrs of Bush's term. Bush was not able to pass anything. This is exactly when the economy went to pot. What jobs did Obama create? He may have increased the number of workers working for the government and paid with our tax dollars; but any job in the private sector was NOT created by him. Besides, the Bush tax cuts remained in effect while all of these so-called jobs you're talking about came about. Lower taxes provide an environment for more hiring. You can't give Obama credit for one of those jobs. His policies do nothing to help employers hire more workers. And you think that Obama does not change his views. He says whatever his audience wants to here. "Because of my christian religion, I can not support gay marriage", and a year later (election year) he says "Because of my religion, I have to support gay marriage".
Reaganite October 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Amend do not worry, Ed Rendell can get you an extra 50K votes in Philly no problem. Romney may win the honest vote, but the city machines will alter the honest vote counts.
Renov8 October 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Obama lie, Obama lied, Obama Lies, Obama's a liar. Benghazi is coming out. Think Fast and Furious was bad? Democrats are living proof that the Normalcy Bias is in full effect.
Steve J November 04, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Romney changes political positions hourly. If he looses its because in the end the primary dominated by radicals of the right have dampened his appeal. I now believe we are better off with another Obama term.


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