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Beyond debate, Pennsylvania's in play
Reuters ^ | October 31, 2012 | By Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 10/31/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A new poll released on Wednesday is the latest indication that Pennsylvania, which has not voted Republican in a presidential race since 1988, could do so again next week.

In one month, an 11-percentage-point lead held by President Barack Obama has dwindled to 4 points, according to a survey by Franklin and Marshall College's Center for Opinion Research.

Ann Koberna, a Democratic activist and former school teacher in the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown, did not need a poll or ads to see that support for Obama was eroding ahead of next Tuesday's election.

She noticed it just after the first debate, on October 3, which boosted Romney's national poll numbers after his strong performance. All of a sudden, she said, Romney-Ryan lawn signs started popping up in Doylestown and now they are all over the place.

"It's troubling," she said, noting she recently planted an Obama sign in her front lawn as a "counterbalance."

"I know people who voted for Obama last time but aren't this time," Koberna said. She attributes the shift less to the debate than the economy. "They are looking for someone to blame."

The Franklin and Marshall poll supports her observation.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; socialism
Romney/Ryan Landslide 2012.
1 posted on 10/31/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If one uses a sports analogy to describe the Presidential race at this point, we are the challenger, on the road, with a hostel crowd and blatantly bias officials.. We are playing the reining Super Bowl Champion .

They have a bad record, and a weak defense with only one reliable but aging receiver, who has his own long term contractual issues, with a grudge against management.. Their QB is an overrated Rookie, with pungent to fumble, can’t scramble, and panics under pressure..

Our Offense is on a roll, with recent come-from-behind victories, and increasing momentum.. Our veteran QB is solid in the pocket and is fast on his feet, an accurate arm, and a proven record..


2 posted on 10/31/2012 3:05:11 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

....if Rooters is saying PA is in play, Romney is taking the lead


3 posted on 10/31/2012 3:05:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think it might be another Lucy and Charlie Brown situation. I was SHOCKED that Pennsylvania didn’t go for Bush II in 2004 so I guess I am not hopeful for 2012.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the lawns with no signs are voting Romney too.

Maybe they don’t put up signs to “counterbalance” the yards with them all over PA ...SARC //


5 posted on 10/31/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: carlo3b

“...pungent to fumble...” eh?


6 posted on 10/31/2012 3:08:21 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"It's troubling," she said, noting she recently planted an Obama sign in her front lawn as a "counterbalance."

..it's that type of reasoning that got Odungo elected, that's how this nitwit voted.....and still uses "balance" as a factor....moron

7 posted on 10/31/2012 3:09:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: napscoordinator

I remember the 2004 election, and Bucks County had a lot more Kerry signs out than there are for Obama right now.

I just hope it’s enough, I’d like to go to bed early next week and get a good night sleep knowing my worries are gone.


9 posted on 10/31/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Breto

Christie is up for re-election and his state is blue. So, he was just putting the seal on his re-election. Nothing more, nothing less.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Catsrus

It was his Charlie Crist moment. And no, I don’t think it will help Christie.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 3:20:15 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Col Frank Slade

More so those with the Romney signs in my neighborhood (6 or 7) that have been stolen.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 3:24:01 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Doogle

She’s for Obama — of course she wants to have her countersay to Romney signs.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 3:26:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Breto

Obama will turn on Romney and do just what?

His team is busy ginning up the gutter, that’s painfully clear. But Romney is making sense to more and more people.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: arrogantsob

pungent.. yeh, he stinks.. LOL

pungent? Gasp...I don’t know what I was stinking.. :)


15 posted on 10/31/2012 3:31:24 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: ari-freedom

Well, we are talking about NJ here - not Florida. So, therein lies the difference.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 3:33:15 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Romney +16 with Independents in this poll which is also weighted +13D! The commie is going down big time.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 3:33:45 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Breto

Crow’s really not that bad after the first few bites .. a little gamey, but good for the integrity in the long run !


18 posted on 10/31/2012 3:37:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: napscoordinator

I’m in Pa and was burnt the last time too, but I’m more optimistic this time - guardedly so. Last time, Obama was new, the electorate in “Pittsadelphia” were enthused and we had a ‘rat governor. The massive voting fraud was unchecked so much that you could almost see the dead voters slouching toward the polls.

I think - I hope - it is different this time. As other freepers have said, it feels different and they can’t keep Romney/Ryan signs in stock at our GOP headquarters. I’m hoping Pa brings it home for Romney this time!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 3:55:39 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: napscoordinator
Probably because Bush ran terrible campaigns.
20 posted on 10/31/2012 4:05:10 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; ...

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If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

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21 posted on 10/31/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT by randita
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To: tomkat

Crow would be a welcome trade.... having said that Christie is telling us something...


22 posted on 10/31/2012 4:31:34 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Breto

.. having said that Christie is telling us something

a) I'm stroking Ø's narcissism to maximize Fed disaster $
b) I'm showing 'bipartisanship' to bolster overall GOP 'likeability' for Tuesday
c) I'm slyly leading the maggøt toward a bottomless underwater sinkhole
d) I'm turning spineless to match the chinless thing
e) I'm only appearing hospitable to a guest, however vile the pØs might be
f) I know this photo op doesn't really matter because the traitor is already history
g) I think this is the stupidest multiple choice I've ever seen .. please make it stop
h) all of the above
i) none of the above


23 posted on 10/31/2012 5:06:05 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: carlo3b

This was one of those verbal screwups that I like. It just, I don’t know, seems to fit.


24 posted on 10/31/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: carlo3b
We are the challenger, on the road, with a hostel crowd and blatantly bias officials...We are playing the reining Super Bowl Champion.
Hostel crowds are usually not too difficult to handle. Hostile crowds are, so thank God we aren't dealing with those. Also, reining champs are not nearly as good as reigning champs, so I like our odds.
25 posted on 10/31/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: tomkat

good one only one missing is

j) I liked the taste


26 posted on 10/31/2012 6:14:10 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Breto
eeeewwwwwwwwww !


27 posted on 10/31/2012 6:15:26 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I know people who voted for Obama last time but aren't this time," Koberna said. She attributes the shift less to the debate than the economy. "They are looking for someone to blame."

I live in an area that is 25 percent Jewish. I saw Obama signs all over the place in 2008, including some in Hebrew. Ain't seeing those Hebrew Obama signs this time around, and a LOT less of the English variety as well.

28 posted on 11/01/2012 5:25:31 AM PDT by dirtboy
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