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Game On: Pennsylvania in Play (PA Freeper alert)
Real Clear Politics ^ | November 1, 2012 | G. Terry Madonna and Michael Young

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

As the 2012 campaign wearily wends its way to November 6 one thing is becoming increasingly clear. Someone didn’t get the memo about Obama’s inevitability in the Keystone state.

In fact, Obama’s once commanding lead has narrowed. The widely followed Real Clear Politics web site tracking the average of state polls now shows Obama’s lead in Pennsylvania has dipped below 5 points. Recent polls show it even closer. In the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll, Obama’s lead is only 49% to 45% among likely voters, while Romney’s favorable rating has risen markedly from 34% positive to 43% positive.

Even more important than Romney’s surge is the reason for it. Romney is gaining on Obama in Pennsylvania because more and more voters believe he is the best candidate to fix the nation’s economic problems. The September F & M poll revealed that Obama led Romney 47% to 43% on who can best manage the economy. That Obama advantage has now sharply reversed with Romney now leading Obama 47% to 42% on managing the economy.

In short, Romney is gaining ground on the issue that is arguably Obama’s most vulnerable: the economy. The urgent question now becomes whether there is enough time for Romney to close the remaining gap and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Pennsylvania Freepers are very important this year. They could decide the direction of this country’s future.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 6:14:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Y'all knew this was comin'     ;^)



             

3 posted on 11/01/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Libertarian4Bush
That's the way to tell 'em !

Fire up that base baby !

fofl

5 posted on 11/01/2012 6:30:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

hey, I’m not happy about it, and I’ll certainly go vote to flush the turd, but it is what it is.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; ...

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me.

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

Thanks!


7 posted on 11/01/2012 6:46:18 PM PDT by randita
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To: Clintonfatigued

PA is going in the Romney column.

The Pubbies have a MUCH better ground game this time around, especially in every location not called “Philadelphia”.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: randita

Randita...plz add me in (I found this by chance)...thx!


9 posted on 11/01/2012 7:03:45 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Please Lord, may a superPAC ad campaign lay Graham Spanier at the feet of Barrack Obama.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html

How did this man get a job in our government... after the scandal broke and after he was fired as President of Penn State?


10 posted on 11/01/2012 7:05:21 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Please Lord, may a superPAC ad campaign lay Graham Spanier at the feet of Barrack Obama.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html

How did this man get a job in our government... after the scandal broke and after he was fired as President of Penn State?


11 posted on 11/01/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ll put my little dent in the philly vote for romney/ryan. Rubio was in Ridley twp today wow.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2
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To: rwilson99

That is the same question I was asking myself.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 7:52:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: rwilson99

Hmm...on the one hand, it’s possible that it’s true.
On the other hand, the agency could be a complete figment of Spanier’s imagination.

Ordinarily, one would think the indictment would cause suspension of the security clearance, if it exists.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 8:04:10 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Clintonfatigued

I live north of Reading Pa, I have seen 10 Romney signs for every Obama sign, and only one vehicle with an Obama bumper sticker. I think the muslim in chief is in for a big surprise.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:35 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: rwilson99

The indictment lists State College PA as his residence....maybe it’s a defense contractor at Penn State, or again, it could be a figment of Spanier’s imagination.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:25:32 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Clintonfatigued
Finally seeing lots of Romney and conservative position ads out of Philly - including one I saw for the first time tonight - excellent ad about a Canadian woman who had to come to the US to get life-saving surgery which wasn't available in her own country, closing with a warning that Obama will make our healthcare system as ineffective as hers - finally, finally, finally......

Although my favorite ad remains the priceless Tom Smith's with his mother "I wouldn't take Medicare away from my own mother, right mom?"........(looking like she just woke up) "right"......

17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:08:11 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ
I'm sorry. But why do I keep seeing all these stories about Romney closing the gap in such and such a state, when I have seen the same headline for two weeks now.

I am very nervous.

18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:33 PM PDT by CT
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To: Clintonfatigued; Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; ...

Ping


19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:26 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

We’re good here. Only lost power for ~26 hours. We’re on the same grid as the township buildings and the local elementary school, so we go back up pretty quickly compared to a lot of areas around us. Many nearby communities are still not up and may not be up for a few more days.

Other than that, I’ve been busy with the chainsaw - - good for firewood for three years, at least.

Oh, and my wife asked me to research generators. Will do!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 11:51:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; neverdem

Ooops. Wrong thread. WT..?


21 posted on 11/01/2012 11:53:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

You’re added.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by randita
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