Does polling show Pa. problems for Pres.?

June 12, 2012 1:34:01 PM PDT
President Obama is getting a warm welcome here in Philadelphia today, but a new poll suggests Pennsylvania may present the President with some very big problems. Quinnipiac University is out with new numbers that do show if the election were held today, President Obama would carry Pennsylvania, 44 percent supporting him, 40 percent for Republican Mitt Romney. You can see the results of Quinnipiac's latest poll by following this link. The problem for the president is that the election is not today, and those numbers don't tell the whole story. Support for the president in Pennsylvania has been eroding. The same poll conducted back in May, had the President with 47 percent, compared to 39 percent for Romney.

When it comes to the critical issue of this election, Pennsylvanians are picking Governor Romney.

Who do you think would do a better job when it comes to the economy? 49 percent say Romney, 41 percent say Obama.

In the key voting bloc that is Independents, Romney is running away with it on this issue: 51% Romney would better handle the economy
34% Obama would better handle the economy

With less than 5 months until the election, Pennsylvania is proving every bit the battleground state it has historically been.