Obama has apparently lost ground to Romney in Pennsylvania, which is a good sign heading toward election day. The latest poll has Obama leading only by 4 points at 50-46 with a margin of error at +/-2.5%. The demographics of the poll are that 39% identify as Democrat and 31% identify as Republican. Independents identify at 26%.
Here’s the writeup:
BUSINESS INSIDER – The morning of the second presidential debate opened with another grim poll for President Barack Obama, this time showing him losing ground to his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the once-safe state of Pennsylvania.
The new survey, released by Quinnipiac University Tuesday, finds that Romney has closed Obama’s lead in the Keystone State to four points, and now trails the president 50 percent to 46 percent, down from a 12-point gap last month.
Unlike in other recent polls, Romney’s gains in Pennsylvania have been largely the result of growing support among male voters. Men now back Romney 54 percent to 43 percent, down from a 49-48 percent split last month. Obama maintains his edge among women, leading Romney 57 percent to 39 percent among female voters.
In other good news for Romney, the poll also shows that the Republican nominee has increased his favorability among Pennsylvania voters by five points since last month, although his favorability is still divided 46-44 percent. Obama’s favorability in the state is still strong at 52 percent.