A new poll from Franklin & Marshall College this morning shows President Barack Obama with a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, further signaling that the Keystone State may not be a battleground in 2012.
Here’s a full look at the growing gap in F&M polls since August 2011. Obama has doubled his lead since last August.
Photo: Franklin & Marshall College
In the most recent poll, Obama leads on issues small and large in the scope of voter importance: On the economy, 44 per cent of Pennsylvanians prefer Obama over Romney; on “understanding the concerns of ordinary Americans,” Obama opens up a 26-point lead; and on national security, Obama has a 28-point lead.
Pennsylvania has been gradually shifting away from its “swing state” status. We can safely say it’s currently “leaning Democratic,” as Obama has an average 8.5-point lead in Pennsylvania, according to Real Clear Politics.
Obama won Pennsylvania by 11 points over John McCain in 2008.
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