TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Election 2012: Obama falters

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

Daily Photo Galleries


By The Tribune-Review

Published: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, 9:32 p.m.

As autumn's leaves flutter and fall, so, too, does President Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney among Pennsylvania voters.

A survey conducted for the Trib by Susquehanna Polling & Research finds the Democrat incumbent in a statistical tie with the Republican challenger, 47 percent to 45 percent, with a margin of error of 3.46 percentage points.

Like a castle in the sand, Mr. Obama's “record” — particularly on matters economic — cannot withstand the incoming tide of public opinion as voters post-Labor Day turn their attention to the presidential election. Two national polls also released Sunday mirror the Trib poll results.

For any incumbent president, these findings would send a distress signal. And yet the mainstream media, parroting a Democrat talking point, insist it's Mr. Romney's campaign that's in trouble when all indications point to the opposite:

• An economy that added only 96,000 jobs in August, down from an average of 226,000 jobs per month from January to March.

• A foreign policy torn asunder by attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and the despicable murder by terrorists of a U.S. ambassador and three others, followed by the Obama administration fumbling badly to get its story straight.

• And now, renewed warnings of a double-dip recession.

Of course, the only “poll” that matters is the one that occurs in 42 days. For Team Obama, the only “gap” that's widening is its credibility with voters.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Search warrant shows 12 items seized from stabbing suspect’s locker
  2. A.J. Richardson, wife held for trial over 911 calls
  3. Former U.S. Steel executive and wife make $500,000 donation
  4. Hot Ticket: Dance Africa: Pittsburgh; Sci-fi at the Science Center; Art All Night
  5. RAW: Natural Born Artists helps serve up emerging fashion designers across U.S.
  6. Champions come out for ‘Stars on Ice’ at Consol
  7. Indictment alleges scheme defrauded government of $10 million
  8. Maatta not a top rookie finalist
  9. Hot Picks: Leon Russell in the Strip; Bach Choir celebrates ‘Jazz Mass’ with Joe Negri
  10. Preview of Thursday’s Pirates-Reds game
  11. Armstrong Community Theater gets audiences involved in ‘Cold’ whodunit
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.