Franklin & Marshall College Poll: The 21st year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania
Below are the highlights of the September 2012, Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters.
The September 2012, Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania voters finds Barack Obama with a 9 point lead among likely voters and with an 11 point lead among registered voters over Mitt Romney.
Complete results, including detailed methodology, can be found at http://politics.fandm.edu.
- Obama leads Romney, 50 percent to 39 percent, with 6 percent undecided among registered voters and a slightly smaller lead among likely voters, 52 percent to 43 percent, with 3 percent undecided.
- Bob Casey leads Tom Smith, 46 percent to 34 percent, with 14 percent undecided in the US Senate race. Among likely voters, Casey's lead is smaller, 48 percent to 38 percent, with 8 percent undecided.
- Obama is seen as better able to handle foreign policy issues, 56 percent to 33 percent, better able to understand the concerns of ordinary Americans, 59 percent to 32 percent, better able to handle the job as military chief, 53 percent to 38 percent, closest to voters' views on abortion and gay marriage, 48 percent to 39 percent, and more prepared to fix our economic problems, 47 percent to 43 percent.
- Obama is viewed favorably by 50 percent of respondents to Romney's 34 percent.
- President Obama's job performance rating is more negative (47 percent) than positive (52 percent).
- More voters support the state's voter ID law than oppose it, 59 percent to 39 percent.
- Almost half (49 percent) of voters think the next Attorney General should further review the way then Attorney General Tom Corbett investigated the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case.
This survey reflect interviews with 632 Pennsylvania voters conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from September 18-23, 2012 (sample error of +/- 3.9 percent). The survey includes 392 interviews with likely voters (sample error of +/- 4.9 percent).
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News, and Lancaster Newspapers. It may be used in whole or in part, provided any use is attributed to Franklin & Marshall College.
+ Top Story
Independence Seaport Museum will host the 4th annual Seaport Parade of Lights on Dec. 14 beginning at noon with a lighted boat parade along the Delaware River. The parade will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decorate with festive holiday lights and decorations.
I love this time of year, the holidays! People tend to be a little nicer and smile a bit more, we get a few much needed breaks from work, there is a lot more food to go around, and last but certainly not least we get to spend more time with our families.
The Philadelphia man convicted of straw purchasing numerous guns for a teenager, who then used one of those guns to shoot another young man, was sentenced last Monday to a maximum of 14 years in prison. Judge Earl Trent Jr. sentenced Luke Dercole, 33, to 2 to 14 years in prison at the Criminal Justice Center.
Funeral services for Public Relations CEO Lana Felton Ghee were held on December 2, 2013 at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 West Lehigh Avenue. Intermet followed at Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1201 Easton Road, Philadelphia. Mrs. Felton Ghee died November 24, 2013 after a brave battle with ALS. She was 66.
For over 20 years, Temple’s Department of Campus Safety Services hosts a holiday/party for children and their families in the North Philadelphia community. The party is organized by members of the department and aided by volunteers from Temple’s student organizations and community relations professionals.
The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce a new academic partnership with the prestigious University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. This collaboration will facilitate new study abroad opportunities for U.S. students in one of South Africa’s most culturally diverse regions.
From Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs to the boardrooms behind the scenes, the trendiest restaurants to the bedrooms of the biggest stars—it’s all here in a steamy murder mystery from the celebrity journalist who knows the entertainment world better than anyone.