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Quinnipiac Poll: Casey Leads Smith 51-32; Cracks Magic Number

Bob Casey has done it. For the first time in years, more than 50 percent of PA voters say they approve of the job he’s doing as Senator. Today’s Quinnipiac poll has several bits of good news for the freshman Senator and is the latest to show him winning re-election by a significant margin.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Poll, Senate, Top Stories | 12 Comments

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6/12 Morning Buzz

Good morning, politicos, here’s the Buzz. A new poll shows Obama up 46-40. Kathleen Kane tries her hand at being an Obama campaign surrogate. And we have the first of a four-part feature: Harrisburg’s Smartest Staffers. First up: Senate Republicans.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | 1 Comment

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Quinnipiac Poll: Obama 46, Romney 40

PA isn’t a runaway yet. Obama holds a 6 point lead over Mitt Romney according to the latest Quinnipiac, fueled by his better performance among women and independents. Romney remains competitive because of his performance among men and on the question of who’s better suited to handle the economy.

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Poll, Presidential, Top Stories | No Comments

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Casey & Toomey, BFF

When it comes to breaching the partisan divide, our Senators may do it best. The Trib reports this morning on their strong working relationship. And while Pat Toomey has campaigned for Bob Casey’s Republican rival, it looks like he won’t be throwing any barbs at his colleague.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | No Comments

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Politically Uncorrected: Taking Stock of the American Mood

Despite the bickering over gas prices and inflation (and how it will hurt Obama’s chances this fall) a new Emory University study suggests there is one economic factor that predicts the presidential election’s outcome better than the rest: stock market performance.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Guest Commentary, Presidential, Top Stories | 1 Comment