Pennsylvania

  1. Politics PA grades the polls:  
Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

    Politics PA grades the polls:  

    Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

  2. Get Out The Vote groups are stationed around Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia

    Photos 1 and 2: Outside of the Howard Gittis Student Center, members of Temple Student Government encourage others to vote with signs to remind the student body it is Election Day.

    At the center of campus, Mario Rico-Meza works with PennPIRG, a non-partisan democratic advocacy group, to help students find their polling places. Rico-Meza said PennPIRG’s voter registration efforts signed up 3,500 Temple students, but the number of U.S.PIRG registrations reaches 1 million nationwide.

  3. View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.

    Two days before the election Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in Bucks County, P.a in a final attempt to win the state’s 20 electoral college points. If successful, Romney would be the first Republican candidate to win Pennsylvania since 1988.

  4. On The Fix:

    Had Sandy delivered the kind of damage to Philadelphia that it left behind in neighboring New York and New Jersey, the presidential game would have been changed. Even if elections officials in hard-hit areas can create accessible and well-staffed polling places, getting beleaguered storm sufferers to vote is a whole other problem.

    Washington Post »

  5. Thousands of voter booths scheduled to be delivered in Philadelphia were delayed until Wednesday due to Sandy, but local officials say the delay will not cause any problems on election day: 

    "We have enough time between now and Election Day to get everything done," City Commission chairwoman Stephanie Singer told the Daily News.

    articles.philly.com »

  6. Chart by Philadelphia Daily News. 
After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

    Chart by Philadelphia Daily News

    After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

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    Senior Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod is so confident the president will win Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania that he agreed to shave the mustache he’s worn for 40 years if Obama loses any of those three states. Axelrod’s mustache now has its own parody Twitter account.

  8. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

    Standing beneath an 80-foot wide inscription of the Gettysburg Address, rocker Bruce Springsteen told 2,300 Barack Obama supporters packed inside the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Military Museum Saturday that he backed the president because he had spent his own career chronicling the “distance between the American dream and American reality.”

  9. One of CNN’s latest election coverage projects breaks the voting numbers down and makes things slightly easier to visualize as the presidential candidates enter the final stretch of the election neck and neck.

    The infographic page displays a national range across the top of the page with results of nine battleground states below.

    Currently, the chart shows Romney leading nationally by one percent. Of the nine swing states CNN has coverage of, Romney has the advantage in Florida, however Obama has the lead in the other eight.

    Take a look at the charts for yourself and check back for updates.

    CNN »

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