Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Poll: In swing states, PA still a close call for Obama

Quinnipiac University is out today with a poll measuring President Obama against the two top Republican challengers, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida. The poll finds Obama opening up a lead on both Republicans in a potential November general election match-up in Ohio and Florida. But Pennsylvania is still too close to call if Obama faces Romney in the fall.

Poll: In swing states, PA still a close call for Obama

Quinnipiac University is out today with a poll measuring President Obama against the two top Republican challengers, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.  The poll finds Obama opening up a lead on both Republicans in a potential November general election match-up in Ohio and Florida.  But Pennsylvania is still too close to call if Obama faces Romney in the fall.

The poll found:

  • Pennsylvania: Obama over Romney 45 - 42 percent; Obama over Santorum 48 - 41 percent.
  • Florida: Obama over Romney 49 - 42 percent; Obama over Santorum 50 - 37 percent.
  • Ohio: Obama over Romney 47 - 41 percent; Obama over Santorum 47 - 40 percent.

The poll also found that 50 percent of this state's voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president and don't want to see him re-elected.  The economy, unemployment, the 2010 federal Affordable Health Care Act -- now being debated before the U.S. Supreme Court -- and the federal deficit were the top concerns among Pennsylvania voters.

A Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll also released today shows that Santorum is losing his firm grip on his home state of Pennsylvania, sliding from a 29-percentage-point lead over Romney in February to a razor-thin 2-percent lead today.

About this blog
William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
 Follow William on Twitter

David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
 Follow David on Twitter

PhillyClout Team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected