August Poll Shows Obama 44 to Romney 38 in Pa.

Franklin & Marshall's August poll shows Obama leading Romney by six points with 15 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided.

In Pennsylvania, President Obama is beating Candidate Mitt Romney, but his lead has dropped 2 percent since June, according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters.

However, with the election just months away, 15 percent of Pennsylvania voters are undecided.

Is your mind made up? Has Romney's choice of Vice President affected your decision?

The August 2012 Franklin and Marshall College Poll finds President Obama with a 6 point lead over Mitt Romney, 44 percent to 38 percent. Obama is viewed favorably by 46 percent of voters to 32 percent for Romney. Here's a summary of the poll:

  1. President Obama leads Mitt Romney, 44 percent to 38 percent with 15 percent undecided; when voters who lean to a candidate are included a similar advantage shows for the president, 47 percent to 42 percent, leaving 7 percent of voters truly undecided.
  2. Bob Casey leads Tom Smith, 35 percent to 23 percent with 39 percent undecided, in the U.S. Senate race; when voters who lean to a candidate are included, Casey's lead increases 43 percent to 28 percent, but a high proportion still remain undecided (24 percent).
  3. Compared to Romney, Obama is seen as better understanding of the concerns of ordinary Americans, 57 percent to 30 percent, better able to handle foreign policy issues, 53 percent to 34 percent, better able to handle the job as military chief, 47 percent to 37 percent, and closest to respondents' views on abortion and gay marriage, 47 percent to 37 percent. Romney now leads as the candidate most prepared to fix our economic problems (44 percent to 42 percent) compared to June (38 percent to 44 percent).
  4. Obama's job performance remains more negative than positive, with 43 percent positive (good or excellent job) and 56 percent negative (fair or poor job).
  5. PA Voters favor repealing the heath care law 48% (strongly or somewhat favor) to 42 percent (strongly or somewhat oppose).
  6. Almost six in 10 Pennsylvania voters believe the state is moving in the wrong direction, 57 percent, while 30 percent say it is moving in the right direction.

This survey reflects interviews with 681 Pennsylvania voters, conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from Aug. 7-Aug. 12, 2012 (sample error of +/- 3.8 percentage points).

TaterSalad September 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Liberal moonbats are so clueless on what Barack Obama is doing that they will lite candles before bedtime and kiss his faded poster on the wall. http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/01/poll-number-of-americans-who-consider-themselves-republicans-hits-record-high/
William Worsley September 07, 2012 at 04:05 AM
If Obama is at the lead in heading this country down the wrong path with his decisions, how can you support him?
louis kootsares October 23, 2012 at 01:25 PM
great presidents had their faces on currency... ayatolla obahma hero of the freeloaders,and ignorant,should have his on a foodstamp.. more people on foodstamps than at any other time...4 more years of that dufus probably will see even bigger things...l more free phones, more apologies to the terrorists,more attempts to take away 1st and 2nd amendment rights... the list is huge..the national debt,unemployment,more illegals,
Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Old poll, and it's a lot closer than that now... I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ These are pretty good as well: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012


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