Here’s the latest on Pennsylvania’s political climate heading into the 2012 election.
According to a Franklin and Marshall College Poll, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 12 percentage points in Pennsylvania. It’s a strong lead, but recent state legislation has the potential to close that gap.
The economy - When it comes to the issue most on voters’ minds, the economy is still king. Although the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania is lower than the national average of 7.7 percent for April, Philadelphia’s unemployment rate remains at a disappointing 9.6 percent.