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Latest Polling, Obama and Romney Tied in Pennsylvania

The Trib of Western Pennsylvania has released a poll revealing that Obama and Romney are deadlocked at 47% each for the state’s votes.

President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney entered the final days of the presidential race tied in a state that the campaigns only recently began contesting, a Tribune-Review poll shows.

The poll showed the race for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes locked up at 47 percent in its final week. Romney was scheduled to campaign in the Philadelphia area on Sunday, and former President Bill Clinton planned to stump for Obama on Monday. The campaigns have begun to saturate the airwaves with millions of dollars in presidential advertising.

“They’re both in here because of exactly what you’re seeing” in this poll, said Jim Lee, president of Susquehanna Polling & Research, which surveyed 800 likely voters Oct. 29-31. Most of the interviews occurred after Hurricane Sandy inundated Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The poll’s error margin is 3.46 percentage points.

Nearly 60 percent of people say the country is on the wrong track, and economic concerns continue to dominate. Almost half of likely voters say economic issues are the primary driver of their choice for president.

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President Obama won Pennsylvania by more than 10 points in 2008 and no Republican has won the state since George H.W Bush in 1988.

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  • wodiej

    God, please let Romney and Ryan win on Nov. 6th.  Thanks for posting Steve.

    • wpmwindsong

      Wodiej, bless you for your faithful and consistent service is helping to restore America. 

    • Patriot41

      Wodie, I support your prayers 100%, but in order for God to bless this nation, the citizens are going to have to support His Word over that of the politicians.  I have not yet seen that happening.   I believe God would be most happy to bless this nation, if the citizens had not turned their backs on Him.  When they continue to elect godless people to their govt., they are going to get godless results from those leaders, such as the case today.

  • otto

    Sarah still has a clear and present voice . And yet i do not see all the commenters here.
     Is this place dying?

     The commenters seem to be dwindling ,when they should be soaring more than ever.
     Is the Tea Party tired?
     What gives. It’s not time to take a nap… take off your bedroom slippers, it’s time to put on your marching shoes. Even the "snake oil salesman" Obama knows that.

     This election may hinge on your hanging chad..Wake up

    • $26225604

       Romney has the spotlight for now. And he just isnt that inspiring. Wait til Obama is gone.

      • otto

        And just what am i suppoosed to wait for? What pipe dream have you in mind? Because life never turns out the way you think it will.

        Romney is the alternative to Obama. That’s not what i wanted but the people chose him. And if you are honest, he is probably the best chance to dump the Marxist. Why, i have no idea. This country disappoints me, but i have no control over the voters and their choices..

        . That is your choice. It’s time to live in the present. Who the hell knows what will happen in 2016. The supreme court may be loaded with liberal activists. .The king may have envoked Marshall order..Who knows … You can’t plan that far ahead… The time is now.

        Obama is poison to our survival.

        Once upon a time there was an ambaasador and some C.I.A. agents, who found themselves under a terror attack?
        They waited ,and waited and thought surely help would come soon.. But sadly they all died waiting. For the help they needed was never coming.

    • suehimel

       We’re awake.  But this election is about firing Obama.  Romney is not our ideal candidate, so it’s hard to work up a lot of enthusiasm for him.  I think most of us are keeping our powder dry and waiting until Romney is in the White House.  Then we will start holding his feet to the fire. 

      Most of us are Republicans (with a healthy portion of Indies thrown in) and the left would just love to be reporting that our party is not united with real conservatives not supporting Romney.  We really have to support him to get rid of Obama.  If he starts with a liberal agenda when he’s in office we’ll come roaring back.  The TP is not dead and SP is still relevant.  We’re just reloading.

      • otto

        This is about firing Obama. Tomorrow may be to late. Now,is the time. Tuesday.
        Four more years of this creep is a scary thought.

        • suehimel

           How many hours have you put in making phone calls and walking precincts.  I have walked 6 precincts this go round, made thousands of phone calls, helped organize a GOTV effort in my county for the Republican Party.  It is not that we are doing nothing, we just are not touting Romney as the great prophet of the country.  We are doing our part to boot Obama.  Are you?

          • otto

            I am doing what i can from a state in which my vote is sucked up by NYC, and i am stuck with their choice. I have done plenty.  

             I am glad for what you do, but i don’t hear the massive cry i should be hearing when this president is so rotten a choice… ..
            Here’s something to remember..You don’t have to be in love with Romney to understand that he is the only one standing between us and the unholy agenda of Obama. That’s the  stone cold truth. And dreams of 2016 just don’t cut it !

            We can deal with Romney later,if he falls from Grace (and he probably will) but Obama is the clear and present danger. NOW..Just as the United States and Britain allied with Stalin to defeat Hitler.. we can’t afford to be so high and mighty in our alliances for a season. 

  • Patriot41

    If I am not mistaken, PA has several coal mines and Obama’s efforts to shut down the coal industry, has not set well with many of those voters who likely voted for Obama in 2008.  The other factor I have been thinking about, that I believe will come into play with voters this go around, is Obama’s support of the gays.  The Sandusky case is still very much in play here and I doubt seriously that it will garner many votes for Obama this go around.  Then you have the fact that Catholics dominate the vote in the larger cities and the church is not happy at all with Obamacare.  In spite of the black vote and the labor unions, we may just see PA going for Romney this time around.

    • friskyness

      It’s PA’s fault.  Obama said in 2008, he would close the coal industry.  Maybe PA want’s him to, so they don’t have to work in the mine’s. Who knows what goes on inside people’s minds.  Maybe the coal has gotten to them.  I don’t know.

  • Jean_A

    Romney is not going to win PA.  He is wasting resources in that state.

    • otto

      Are you a psychic or just a Debbie downer?
       From polls i see they are tied. you know it’s not always the faster or the stronger man who wins the race. It’s sometime the man who believes in himself that has the advantage.
      You sound like a spokesman for Obama. They are saying the same thing. And yet Obama is using resources in Penn. because he is no where near as sure as you are.

  • gahanson

    In 2008 McCain and Palin spent a lot of time campaigining in PA.  McCain’s "internal polling" showed that he could win there.  Instead, he lost by double digits, and both of them had wasted valuable time, and resources that should have been spent in OH, IN, NC and FL.  I think that McCain’s campaign was riddled from top to bottom with those such as Schmidt and Wallace who were essentiallyworking for 0bama.

    I’d really like to see 0bama get his a$$ kicked all the way back to Chicago.

    There’s a poll out that shows that Romney is leading 0bama by 1 in, of all places, MN!!  Bill Clinton was here campaigning for 0bama a few days ago, and is coming back again today or tomorrow.  If 0bama is sending in Clinton, not once but twice in the closing days of the campaign, his own internal polling must show that he could lose MN.  Ryan is having a rally at the airport today as well.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    Romney is winning by 10 pts in my congressional district around Pittsburgh.  Turnout for Republican candidates will win the day on Tuesday.


    ROMNEY isgoing to be in YARDLY PA this evening around 5.30 — not sure where–
    yardly is just outside Philadelphia . i have noticed a lot less yard signs for obama around the main line this year and hardly any on motor cars.

    its hard to believe the election is only 2 days away and yet one hears nothing about it if the tv stays on Fox ( localy)
    I cannot wait for tuesday to come around so that we can remove the traitor from office and yes i do believe WE CAN WIN PA FOR THE REPUBLICANS but on wednesday i whant to see them in congress start Impeachment proceedings against the murderer in the white house

    • Steve_Flesher

       Correct.  Philadelphia’s suburbs are the biggest toss-up portion of the state. 

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    Not enough people in Western PA to overtake the Philly machine. I wouldn’t put much confidence in this poll alone. Wait to see what other polls say.

  • independents4palin

    I don’t think Pennsylvania, Michigan, or even Minnesota should be taken for granted. I watched the Romney speech and it was a hugh crowd in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I think some subrubs in Philadelphia could go for Romney and if he can run some high numbers in the rural areas and some metro areas like Pittsburgh area and other smaller metro areas like Scranton, Allentown, Harrisburg, Johnstown, New Castle, maybe he can win the state.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    PA is so much in play that Bill Clinton will be in Pittsburgh at 10 Am Monday morning.  So all the interns should keep away from Bubba !!!

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