But it’s not all good news for the president.
Overall, the survey shows Obama with a lead of 46 to 40 percent. But the poll shows that voters think Romney would do a better job on the economy, 49 to 41 percent.
That’s not a good sign on an election that could turn on the economy.
Women give the advantage to Obama, 51 to 36 percent, and independent voters give the edge to the president, 43 to 35 percent.
Men, however, prefer Romney, 44 to 40 percent.
In case you wondered, partisanship is alive and well. Obama leads, 83 to 10 percent, among Democrats, while Romney enjoys an 80 to 7 percent advantage among the GOP.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania voters give Obama the thumbs up, 77 to 18 percent, for being likeable, compared to 58 to 29 percent for Romney.
But 45 percent of voters say that Romney would create more jobs, with 43 percent saying Obama would.
“President Barack Obama is holding his ground against Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement.
“While almost fourth-fifths of voters, including 58 percent of Republicans, say the president is a likeable person, where the rubber meets the road on the campaign trail – the economy – Romney has the lead,” he said.
“Pennsylvanians may like the president more than they like Mitt Romney, but the warm and fuzzy feeling gives way to the cold, hard truth of a still shaky economy,” he said.
We’ve thrown a lot of numbers at you, but here’s one more on a personal note: This marks the 1,000th post for our campaign blog.
Cue the campaign music and party horns.
– John Guerriero