Barack Obama in Real Trouble in Battle Ground States that he Won in 2008 … Pennsylvania, the Keystone Electoral State
Battle Ground state of Pennsylvania proving more difficult for Obama in 2012 that 2008 … Looks like the Keystone state is looking for a change in 2012.
In 2008 Barack Obama ran on the sound bite of “Hope & Change” and the he was a Washington DC outsider. That and a complicit media who refused to challenge Obama allowed for his winning of many key battle ground states like Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in 2008.
Barack Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008 over John McCain 55% to 44% and received the 21 electoral college votes on his way to the presidency. My what a difference 2 and 1/2 years make and the failed policies of Barack Obama. The Obamamessiah has gone from a 55% victory in 2008 to a 41% approval rating in the Keystone state. The state of the economy is obviously holding down Obama’s approval rating. The fact that 50% of registered PA voters think it is time to give a new person a chance is damning to Obama’s reelection chances. Obama is going to have to defend his record, not run on promises in 2012.
A new poll from Susquehanna Polling and Research says that 48% of Pennsylvanians disapprove of Obama’s performance, while 41% approve.
Also: Only 43% of registered voters in Pennsylvania say Obama has done well enough to deserve re-election, the poll said; 50% say ” it is time to give a new person a chance.”
It’s not just Pennsylvania (21) that Obama has to worry about in 2012, add Ohio (20), Florida (27), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13) and Indiana (11). This amounts to 107 electoral votes. Obama would be hard pressed to gain any of these states in 2012 with the rate the economy and his job approval are at this point. Obama is also going to have an issue winning New Hampshire, New Mexico, Maine, Colorado, Wisconsin and Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district.