Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Quinnipiac: Obama up fifteen points in Pennsylvania


No one has been elected President since 1960 without taking two of these three largest swing states in the Electoral College. Results from the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University polls conducted before and after the debate show:

  • Florida: Obama up 49 - 43 percent pre-debate and 51 - 43 percent post-debate;

  • Ohio: Obama up 49 - 42 percent pre-debate and 50 - 42 percent post-debate;

  • Pennsylvania: Obama ahead 49 - 43 percent pre-debate and 54 - 39 percent post-debate.
Just yesterday, I was listening to the cool kids on Hardball wondering why Obama was having so much trouble breaking through the 50-percent mark in the battleground states.

There you go.

Even if that 15-point lead is an outlier, it is an outlier with a very comfortable cushion.

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