The latest poll out of the Keystone State shows the race a dead heat, with President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent, not a good place for an incumbent to be in a state considered safe for his team as recently as three weeks ago.
What makes the numbers even worse for the Democrat is that
Nearly 60 percent of people say the country is on the wrong track, and economic concerns continue to dominate. Almost half of likely voters say economic issues are the primary driver of their choice for president.
“I’m concerned about all the young people graduating from college, whether they’re finding jobs,” said Pauline Hoxie, 84, a Republican from Jersey Shore in Lycoming County. Her grandson graduated with a degree in graphic design but works a manual labor job because he can’t find openings in his field, she said.
There’s hope and change for you.
With Republican enthusiasm up (likely to be increased by Romney’s visit to the state) and late deciders tending to favor the challenger, it seems very likely that the Keystone Stone could be in the Republican column for the first time in 24 years.