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Obama's Pa. Lead Widens in 2 Independent Polls

Pennsylvania continues to look less like a swing state as the 2012 presidential election draws closer

Two independent polls released this week show President Barack Obama's lead in Pennsylvania widening over Gov. Mitt Romney:

  • 54 percent to 42 percent among likely voters according to Quinnipiac
  • 50 percent to 39 percent among registered voters according to Franklin and Marshall

Romney does slightly better among likely voters in the F&M poll, trailing only by 9 points: 52 percent to 43, according to a PoliticsPa report.

Tony September 28, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Obama/Biden 2012! Hillary 2016!
Rich Cranium September 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Democrats traditionally do better in opinion polls then they do at the ballot box. This means little to nothing to me.
StGabes September 28, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Vote for obama to get your free stuff!!!! Oh wait nothings for free someones paying for it... Who could that be? Oh yeah the tax payers, yo Tony and wallst you guys commenting from your obama PC and probably using your obama phones as I'm typing this...... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/screaming-obama-supporter-explain-why-we-need-to-re-elect-obama-he-gave-us-a-phone-he-gonna-do-more/ Sorry I'm sick of losing my liberty on a daily basis0
StGabes September 28, 2012 at 04:55 PM
you obama lovers need to wake up.... Soon this Country's gonna be a 3rd world Country.... Raise the taxes on the rich ( France now 75% the rich pays) right now who is it that is supporting our economy. I'll give you a hint, it's not the Government... Who do you think creates jobs? I'll give you another hint, It's not the Government... But what the Government does do is dictates who can and can not work in this Country and all of their stupid taxes are hurting us in a big way. I'm not a Romney fan, I believe he should be only 1 term as well....
Philip Wagner September 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Don't believe all the polls because they are corrupt like the media! Obama has done nothing worthy for this country and we are not better off than where we were 4 years ago. Obama must go! We need a business man in the White House not an attorney to lead this country! Hope and change never happened...
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 05:13 PM
We DO NOT need a business man in the White House who couldn't even create jobs when he was Governor! And yes we ARE better off than we were four years ago. You forgot we were losing 450,000-plus jobs per month in 2008? How soon you forget!
Philip Wagner September 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor reported more disappointing news. The economy created only 96,000 jobs in August, the unemployment rate remains above 8 percent, and more than 350,000 Americans have dropped out of the work force. While some may focus on the jobs that were created last month, this jobs report is nothing but horrendous. I welcome any jobs, but American workers giving up on employment in the weakest recovery since the Great Depression is cause for alarm, not celebration. The unemployment rate has not fallen below 8 percent for the past 43 months. The labor force participation rate is at the lowest level in 31 years. If the labor force participation rate were at the same level it was before the recession started, the unemployment rate would be 11.6 percent today. And the rate of “underemployment” or “real unemployment,” including the unemployed, those who want work but have stopped searching in this economy, and those who are forced to work part-time because they cannot find full-time employment is actually at 14.7 percent. We're still experiencing a significant jobs crisis, whether President Obama recognizes it or not.
Philip Wagner September 28, 2012 at 06:53 PM
@Wallst, your obviously not fact checking yourself before you type your comments. If you research what you type before you make it public you would save yourself a lot of humiliation. Oh, but your hiding your name so your "Anonymous", so it doesn't matter.
Crestor Januvia September 28, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Obama is a very handsome black man who gives great teleprompter speeches... what more could one ask for? GO OBAMA !!
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Phillip, I have fact checked. Care to tell me just what was posted that isn't true? Do you not believe how many jobs we were losing in 2008? Is that a problem for you?
StGabes September 28, 2012 at 07:13 PM
FYI: Fact Check is left leaning.....
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Of course, StGabes. All conservatives say that. LOL!
Philip Wagner September 28, 2012 at 07:47 PM
@Wallst back in the 2008 job losses accelerated sharply over the course of the year, with an average of 216,000 jobs lost per month over the year but an average of 510,000 lost per month in the last three months not the whole year. So says the Labor Department and of course we were in recession.
Philip Wagner September 28, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Under no other U.S President Administration has the National Debt increased more than under the Obama Administration. The debt is a result of Obama's policies and had added to the national debt which is harming the Economy!
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM
And there has been more jobs added to the private sector than lost under Obama. This is a pretty remarkable accomplishment, wouldn't you say? And one that would not have happened without the Recovery Act and other policies developed by this administration and passed by the 111th Congress in 2009.
Wallst September 28, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Under no other President was the job handed over to with two wars with no way to pay for and tax cuts fot the wealthiest Americans. We are STILL paying for Bush errors and the republican congress from 2000 through 2004. Remember, Bush was handed a SURPLUS and left us with DEBT.
StGabes September 28, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Yeah, that's probably because it is, your comment didn't make sense....LoL
louis kootsares September 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
lets add up who really will vote for ayatolla obahma,ascumbag who apolagises to his buddies who just killed an ambassador and other americans oh but they do have alot in common i am sure they also have no respect for our flag,pledge of allegence,or the star spangled banner..wants to take away 1st and 2nd amendment rights,blames everyone else for his ineptness,wants to start a class war to keep people from actually see how his epa and obahmacare will wreck this country, now ..lets figure: the retards,who cannot figure how to say their names, so his performance cannot ring a bell,freeloaders,boy are they in for a surprise boohoo liberals,who can be led by any liar the polls are probably bogus but the losers will believe them
Phillyboy October 01, 2012 at 05:42 PM
You go Louis. Anyone whom can't see that Obama has failed is a loser whom needs handouts and will never be successful. These liberals will complain how and why they need to be taken care of because the rich are to blame for thier plight.Yet , its the handouts that ENSLAVE people from becoming the best they can be . Welfare has destroyed many a neighborhood and created a dependency mentality amongst a generation of democrats whom give a vote for a handout. Successful blacks individuals whom have elevated themselves away from the dependency mentality fully understand what I am saying yet our villified by their own peopple when trying to help others find their way to a better life. Part of that better life is not voting for a President whom wants successful people to bear more of the burden for those that choose a liefe of dependency. I would make most if not all welfare recipents work for their handouts..Clean streets, Pave roads, Beautify inner city neighborhoods,
Debi November 03, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Not everybody is a Romney fan.. can you please tell me what Romney's Plan is. I can not seem to find it on the internet or in his debates and even when he is campaigning. Who is supporting him for all his commercials? The corporations with mega millions. Why? because they will be given FAVORS for more tax brakes. He is a millionaire himself who would benefit for more tax breaks.. Do you think his buddies are going to HIRE more employee's? I think not, or they would have done it already. again, what is his plan? cut medicare, cut planned parenthood, get rid of the "Patient Affordable care Act.(Obama Care as you all call it) If you want to read it. and really want to know what it is all about you can find it in a PDF File.2,029 pages of it.!! President Obama did not cause this economic crisis, George Bush did, How come he was not invited to the National Convention and has been laying LOW. He caused this and he knows . President Obama has made steady progress just like he said. You can't fix ALL of these issues in 4 years. Romney will only make matters worse. He talks the walk, but will he really walk the talk? I find it ironic that in his one commercial he shows a picture of someone holding a Food stamp Voucher, I wonder what printer designed the Voucher. Most states do not use vouchers they use access cards(Debit like cards) that has the amount of money in Food stamps you are allowed per month.
Debi November 03, 2012 at 05:24 PM
As for Obamacare: while sitting in Doctors Offices i have heard patients debate this issue. One of the comments I have heard is that I quote " My employer has told us that the medical insurance I currently have through them is going to increase 50% because that is what he/she has been told. That is a LIE by your employer. The insurance company's MAY NOT increase your premium.by 50% they are restricted to do so. Again read Obama Care. Your employer meets with various insurance carriers a few moths prior to the end of their current contract to negotiate Health Insurance. They ultimately make the decision on your insurance plan and premiums you may incur. Under Obama Care Insurance Carriers must comply with the regulations as to how much of an increase they may use to clients. They will be obligated to submit this to the Office of Insurance for inspection. if they exceed the allowed amount. They may lose the right to be allowed to offer health insurance. Since I am running out of time. I hope that many of you will take the time to read :Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act. It benefits all of us . Not just Medicaid as you have been led to believe. And one last thing ; Does your employer pay the same premium or are you actually paying theirs? Think about it. :-)


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