President Obama has opened up a sizeable lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, according to a poll commissioned by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The poll shows that Obama holds an 11 advantage over Romney, 50-39.
Obama’s large lead is due largely in part to Independents. Obama leads 47 percent to 36, and enjoys a 54 percent favorability rating from independents in PA.
On the issues, voters said overwhelmingly that the economy is the number one issue in this election with 35 percent. Jobs/unemployment came in second with 14 percent.
This poll gives further credence to the growing belief that Pennsylvania is out of play as a swing state, and is likely to go blue in November. Currently, no Presidential candidate, nor the PACs that support them, are airing ads in PA.
The poll was conducted September 9-12 by Republican pollster Adam Geller of National Research Inc. and Democratic pollster Jeffrey Plaut, of Global Strategy Group.