President Obama cracks 50 percent in the latest survey from Rasmussen. He leads Mitt Romney by 5 points, 51 percent to 46.
It’s identical to the margin from the firm’s poll in early October.
The firm surveyed 500 likely Pa. voters on October 24 via automated interviews. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percent.
Republican National Committee spokesman Ted Kwong put a positive spin on the numbers, noting the fact that Romney is much closer among those certain they will vote.
“A new Rasmussen poll of Pennsylvania today shows that enthusiasm favors the Romney/Ryan ticket in the Keystone State, where the race remains close despite the fact that President Obama won the state by over 10 points in 2008. Among the 90% of Pennsylvanians certain they will vote, the race is a dead heat, with Obama at 49% and Romney taking 48%,” he said.
Romney must work to seal the deal with voters who disapprove of the President’s job performance. 51 percent of voters say Obama is doing a good job, 49 percent disapprove.
Romney’s favorability is split: 49 percent unfavorable and 48 percent favorable.