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.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Barack Obama in Real Trouble in Battle Ground States that he Won in 2008 … Pennsylvania, the Keystone Electoral State”

    1. southernsue on June 11th, 2011 1:07 pm

      i am a southerner living in pennsylvania!ugh!

      either your on disability or welfare or retired.
      the working people here take a beating through their taxation. this state taxes us working people to death. the ones that do work usually work at least two to three jobs because there is no significant work here.also, it is a big union state, you can tell by the way their cities look!ugh!

      the state does have beautiful mountain areas to fish, hunt, camp, etc., but other than that, ugh!

      all their tax money goes to the school system, they even have a tax office in the school board offices.

      big blue collar state where teachers drive brand new richy, type cars and the tax payers drive anything that will get them gas mileage. ridiculous, can’t wait to leave and go back down to the beautiful south and live in a right to work state.

    2. Bill B on June 12th, 2011 6:25 am

      SM, I know this isn’t the right thread for this but how about posting something so that people know about Boehner & Kasich and their little golf outing this coming weekend? Boehner is not in my district so I could not vote for him or I would have just like I did Kasich and I want as many people as possible to write them call them whatever to show their discust with them going golfing with this pos potus while our boys are still dying across the pond. Shame on this potus and everybody that stands with him.

      Thank you
      SM: It just goes to show all, that ALL politicians just do not get it. This is why the Tea Party formed. The Tea Party is not necessarily for the establishment GOP, just the opposite.

      The idea that GOP leaders do not understand the negativity of golfing with the POTUS shows that none of these fools have any connection with “WE THE PEOPLE”.

    3. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove on June 12th, 2011 7:48 am

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