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Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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There would need to be a truly monumental change of attitude for that to happen. Look at this map of the 2008 general election:

That's only Philladelphia. Of course, Obama did well there. Look at this map for the whole picture. It is very possible for Romney to carry Pennsylvania. I doubt turnout will be as good for Obama this time around and a lot of Pennsylvania outside of the bigger cities is very conservative. He only beat McCain by 10 points and this isn't going to be McCain he is running against this time.


Pennsylvania - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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That's only Philladelphia. Of course, Obama did well there. Look at this map for the whole picture. It is very possible for Romney to carry Pennsylvania. I doubt turnout will be as good for Obama this time around and a lot of Pennsylvania outside of the bigger cities is very conservative. He only beat McCain by 10 points and this isn't going to be McCain he is running against this time.


Pennsylvania - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times
You are right it isn't McCain, its someone running even further to the right than McCain, which will only increase the margins in the SE.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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Latest poll has Santorum up only 2 and Mitt can build a lot of momentum with a sweep on April 3rd.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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if it does happen, he should just drop out asap right?
Rick Santorum already lost his home state to Mitt Romney on March 6.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Not sure if that is something many Republicans really care about. Allegheny is not exactly Republican friendly by any stretch of the imagination, so its not surprising he got clocked there. With that being said I do think Romney has a chance of winning the Dem heavy 14th district and getting those delegates, though its hard to say. I could be wrong but I believe redistricting changed some of the more upper midle class suburbs outside of Pitt for some of its working class suburbs.
I hear what you're saying, but I think a lot of Repubs in Allegheny Co. dislike him, too. That was my point. He screwed that school district in his home area.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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You are right it isn't McCain, its someone running even further to the right than McCain, which will only increase the margins in the SE.
....but you are forgetting 2 things....

#1 This time Obama actually has a record and he isn't as popular this time around because of it.

#2 The perception is that Romney is NOT to the right of McCain.

With that said, at the moment, Obama has Pennsylvania, but it wouldn't be impossible for that to change.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: New York City, USA
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A newer poll shows Santorum up by 20 points over Romney. It seems as if that last poll which showed a close race was a fluke since it had a much lower sample, a lot of undecided voters and an outlier statusr relative to other polls.

Poll: Smith Leads Senate Race | PoliticsPA
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