Another day, another poll suggesting that Pennsylvania may be the shakiest right now among the states President Obama’s campaign counts on in its strategic plans for 2012.
A new Public Policy Polling survey Tuesday found 42 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of his job performance, to 53 percent who disapprove – a 9-point swing from the 46 to 48 percent approve/disapprove ratio that the Democratic firm found there five months ago.
The president's approval rating is in line with other recent polls of the state, and compares to an average national score of 44 percent in the Real Clear Politics compendium of polling results.
In Pennsylvania, the president ties Republican Mitt Romney in a head-to-head contest, PPP found, with each receiving 45 percent of the vote if the election were held today. Obama had varying leads of anywhere from four percentage points to 18 percentage points over all the other GOP contenders. (The worst-faring Republican candidate? Former pizza exec Herman Cain, who would lose 35 percent to 53 percent in a matchup with the president.)