PPP Poll: Obama 51, Romney 44

President Obama is above 50 percent and leads Mitt Romney by 7 points, according to the latest poll from Public Policy Polling.

The survey of 500 likely Pa. voters showed the President at 51 percent to Romney’s 44 percent, 5 points narrower than his 52 percent to 40 lead in September.

The poll was conducted Oct. 12-14 via automated telephone interviews; the margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percent.

Obama has slightly favorable job approval, 49 percent to 47 percent, and leads among some significant demographic groups: women (53 percent to 42), men (48 percent to 46), and independents (51 percent to 41).

Romney is viewed unfavorably 49 percent to 44, but leads among white voters (49 percent to 46)

PPP’s are the second in a week with at least 3 polling releases (Morning Call on Monday, Quinnipiac on Tuesday).

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  1. PPP is a push polling firm. I didn’t believe them yesterday when they said Obama is up, and I don’t believe them this morning when they say Romney is up by 4 nationally. They do not perform legitimate polling. They are so bad they’re not even included in the RCP average.

  2. I’m still waiting for the President to come clean on what happened in Libya. Apparently, even having an investigation is politicizing the death of Americans…so let’s all just ignore what happened. Nothing to see here folks. This was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-muslim youtube movie, nothing more. It would have been impossible to prevent. Nobody saw this coming. And let’s not investigate anything either. That would just politicize it…and probably be racist too.

  3. The President and the Vice President, and it must be said, Secretary Clinton, have been and will continue to fight for the American people, no matter what lies the divisive right attempts to create to make it appear otherwise. Their record speaks for itself and the entire world has their back. We as Americans have survived and are finally coming out of one of the worst financial recessions of all time. We survived it because of these people. We must also understand that we entered into it because of policies that were actually voted for, on record, by Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. These two men have, at this point, displayed such hypocrisy – and, such a mishandling of the truth, that I fear them both profoundly negative examples for all Americans. Democrats and Republicans need to be able to live peacefully and work together – but we can’t do that with politicians like these two trying to play both sides, working the system, and lying in hope of getting as many votes as they can. Romney refusing to disclose his tax returns was the beginning (his father disclosed 12 and said it should be required of all President-hopefuls) but the stimulus funds with Ryan are also a perfect example. Another great one was in the debate when Ryan admitted to the “two” letters he wrote Vice President Biden asking for money for Wisconsin, only after being called out on it. There were actually four (and are available online for anyone to read under the Freedom of Information Act). Also, how could we forget the 47% comments from Mr. Romney? He has, of course, since “apologized”. He also needs those people’s votes, badly. I think Americans are smart and will connect the dots there. How about the excellent moderator in the Vice President debate who, kindly, offered Ryan the chance to clear up all the confusion over the Romney “tax plan” – and he refused? Fatal error. Taxes being, of course, what politicians plan to do with our hard earned money which is, obviously, serious business for any citizen. So, for him to not be able to elaborate at all on any specifics; to refuse to offer any details on what, exactly, their plan is – well, it is more than just not okay – it is dangerous. And I don’t think that we need to go into the fact that he actually voted, on record, *against American women being able to be paid at the same rate as men for doing the same work. That is just not American. It never was and it never will be. We have come way too far to turn back now and too many people have worked far too hard for us all to have the rights that we have today. We are moving forward.

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