New poll: Tighter presidential race in Pa.

   October 31, 2012 6:33 am

 

Maybe Pennsylvania is in play, after all, in the presidential race.

A Franklin & Marshall College poll released today shows that Barack Obama now leads Mitt Romney by just 4 percentage points, with 4 percent undecided, among likely voters.

President Barack Obama. File photo/ Associated Press.

That compares to a 9-point lead that Obama held in the September poll, with 3 percent undecided.

The poll shows that Obama is seen as better able to handle foreign policy issues, better able to understand concerns of ordinary citizens, better able to handle the job as military chief and closest to voters’ views on abortion and gay marriage.

But Romney is now seen as more prepared to fix the nation’s economic problems, the poll showed.

Here’s another telling statistic: Voters are less interested in this year’s election (67 percent, very interested), compared to 2008 (73 percent, very interested).

Pennsylvania was thought to be safely in Obama’s column, but is that still the case? There’s only six days left to find out.

Mitt Romney/AP File Photo

— John Guerriero

 

 

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