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Pennsylvania Poll: Romney Within Four, Despite D+13 Sample

anonymous Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 11:19 PM
Romney is winning more of his base vote than Obama and is also winning the independent vote by +16. They republicans are also more willing and ready to vote. The poll has it is has 50% D, 37% R, 11% Ind. under voter breakdown by party.Axelrod will need to shave his mustache come Wed., PA. is turning red.
Drifter33 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 8:05 AM
Obama hasn't shored up his base. He's still pandering to them now, when he should be "moving to the middle" to pander to the undecided & independent voters. But, if he does that, he'll start losing his disgruntled and demoralized base.

What is a demagogue socialist president to do???

Be defeated next Tuesday, that's what. It's Romney, in a landslide.
Noel35 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 11:55 PM
I live in Idaho, but grew up in Broomall. Boy, Philly 'burbs have sure changed. Delco used to be solid Republican. What happened?

Behold, Franklin and Marshall's new poll of Pennsylvania:

Before we get to the internals, notice the basic trend line.  This month, Mitt Romney broke into the mid-40s, while Obama dropped back into in the upper 40s.  Remember a political rule of thumb: An incumbent with universal name recognition who is polling below 50 percent is typically seen as vulnerable. Now, a slightly deeper dive.  Mitt Romney leads independents by 16 points in this poll, 48/32, with 10 percent undecided.  If the Republican ticket looks well-positioned to...