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Obama dips below 50
percent in new Pa. poll

The Hill (Washington D.C.), by Alexandra Jaffe

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/27/2012 9:16:51 AM

President Obama's lead in Pennsylvania shrank slightly since the first presidential debate, but he retains a 6-point lead on Mitt Romney in a new poll of the state released Saturday by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Obama has the support of 49 percent of likely voters, while Romney takes 43 percent, and 9 percent remain undecided. That marks both a decline for Obama and an increase for Romney of 1 percentage point of support since the paper's previous poll, conducted during the first week in October.

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The revenge of the "bitter clingers".

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/27/2012 9:37:26 AM     (No. 8966631)

Just remember what Donna Brazille said in 2000 - she could always get more votes out of Philadelphia if she needs them. PA may end up close, but it's hard for a Republican to win it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/27/2012 9:41:55 AM     (No. 8966638)

Unskewedpolls.com has Romney winning Pennsylvania 53 - 47. That seems a little high but you never know.

http://unskewedpolls.com/unskewed_projection_2012%20president_02.cfm

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Refried, 10/27/2012 9:41:58 AM     (No. 8966639)

Wonder what the % of Dems & Repub. was in this poll?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oriton, 10/27/2012 9:43:56 AM     (No. 8966641)

Nine percent undecided is high at this point, with obit under 50% now. That looks pretty good for Romney.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leesum, 10/27/2012 10:01:09 AM     (No. 8966675)

From the Philly.com article the poll was a telephone poll of 600 likely voters with a + - 4% margin of error. It also claims a 52% to 40% Obama lead with woman and a 47% to 46% lead with men. Make of it what you will.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/27/2012 10:34:47 AM     (No. 8966785)

Another state the Dems will have to steal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rubinski, 10/27/2012 10:42:17 AM     (No. 8966807)

My theory is that Romney will do far better in the polls than currently indicated because many union members will be hesitant to tell a pollster that they are not voting for Obama. Perhaps that explains the high "undecided" votes.

I don't know if we will win Pennsylvania, but the polls will be wrong by several percentage points.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thenightowl, 10/27/2012 10:52:04 AM     (No. 8966838)

I live in a suburb of Philadelphia and tune in to a local conservative station weekdays. The recent info on Benghazi is having an impact on the population. I've never heard so many men call in expressing absolute outrage because of the indifference of O & Company during the Libyan attacks on our personnel. If these guys are sharing their "feelings" with others who until recently haven't paid attention, there might be another surge for R&R on voting day.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 10/27/2012 11:11:16 AM     (No. 8966909)

It adds up to 101% to take Philadelphia voting into account.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: slickbgone, 10/27/2012 11:35:50 AM     (No. 8966975)

9% undecided? C'mon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/27/2012 12:02:58 PM     (No. 8967055)

The Choomers at Slate are claiming the Unskewed has Obama in the lead.

Wha ?

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