Sunday, January 25, 2015

Obama tops Romney by 6 points in PA, new poll shows

President Obama continues to hold a lead in the 2012 presidential race in Pennsylvania over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning. But Obama still doesn't crack 50 percent in the state -- leading Romney 46-40. And registered voters polled said Romney would do better with the economy, by a margin of 49-41 percent.

Obama tops Romney by 6 points in PA, new poll shows

 President Obama continues to hold a lead against former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University.
President Obama continues to hold a lead against former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. Carolyn Kaster

President Obama continues to hold a lead in the 2012 presidential race in Pennsylvania over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning.  But Obama still doesn't crack 50 percent in the state -- leading Romney 46-40.  And registered voters polled said Romney would do better with the economy, by a margin of 49-41 percent.

Obama, who visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this afternoon for three fund-raisers, leads among Pennsylvania women by 51-36 percent while Romney leads among men by 44-40 percent, the poll said.

The poll also found U.S. Rep. Bob Casey Jr. holding a strong 51-32 percent lead over his Republican challenger for a second term, former coal company owner Tom Smith of Armstrong County.

And the poll found Gov. Corbett hitting and all-time low in popularity, with 47 percent disapproving of the job he is doing and 36 percent approving.

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