We Ask America today released a poll showing President Obama roughly 6 points ahead of Governor Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania.
This poll shows a smaller gap than was suggested by a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released earlier this week, which showed Romney trailing Obama by 9 points, 50 percent to 41.
PoliticsPA first heard of the firm in July, and discovered they have plenty of good references to back up their work. According to polling guru Nate Silver of the New York Times, the group has a slight Republican lean.
The poll showed voters falling in line with their party registration, with 79 percent of Rs for Romney and 81 percent of Dems for Obama.
Romney has one advantage: a 6-point slight edge among Independents, with 45 percent of Is polled in his corner and 39 percent in the President’s.
But according to We Ask America, Romney still has a way to go due to “the burgeoning Democratic growth in Philly’s burbs and demise of the old Republican Machine.”
As in Florida (the other state polled) the numbers have changed incrementally. So while Dems have basked in the glow of their convention bump and Romney’s “47 percent” gaffe, We Ask America said “the underlying numbers simple don’t support the theory that Romney is in a free fall” as some have suggested.
The automated poll was conducted Sept. 18 and surveyed 1,214 likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.85 percent.