New Poll: Obama OVER Santorum, Romney in Pennsylvania

According to a new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll of 625 Pennsylvania voters, Keystone voters are increasingly viewing the GOP field with disgust and considering the possibility of four more years of Barack Obama as the president of the United States.

The poll, which was conducted between February 15 and February 21, had a 4 percent margin of error and found President Barack Obama leading both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney by considerable margins. Obama leads Santorum by 49-41 and would beat Romney 48-37 if the elections were held that week.

According to a report on the poll, it might have a lot to do with Republican enthusiasm in what’s the party’s first competitive primary since 1976 — likely due to both the influence of Super PACs and less than thrilling candidates. Only 13 percent of respondents said Santorum could beat Obama in the general election, while 45 percent said he could not. Similar to our thoughts on the former Pennsylvania Senator, many Republican respondents find Santorum genuine in his beliefs.

Of course, this could change dramatically when there’s only one GOP candidate to face the president in November. But with talk of a brokered GOP convention rumors of Jeb Bush joining the race, sounds like that’s further away than any of us can really imagine.

The Michigan primary is tomorrow. While Rick Santorum led in that state last week, new polls have him and Mitt Romney in a virtual dead heat. Public Policy Polling puts it at Romney 39, Santorum 37; Mitchell Research has Santorum 37, Romney 35; We Ask America has Romney 37, Santorum 33; Baydoun Consulting has Romney 39, Santorum 31 and Rasmussen has Romney 40, Santorum 34. Newt Gingrich has called upon Romney to drop out of the race if he can’t win his former home state.

2 Responses to “ New Poll: Obama OVER Santorum, Romney in Pennsylvania ”

  1. [...] recent Morning Call poll also showed that Obama would defeat Santorum in his own home state of Pennsylvania. He would also [...]

  2. [...] Pa. politics is Capitol punishment Philly Now: Is Philly the 8th most corrupt city in the U.S.? Philly Now: Obama over Santorum, Romney in Pennsylvania according to new poll Philly Now: ‘Hire Our [...]

Leave a Reply

Follow PW

Got a news tip?

If you see something interesting, odd, funny or, of course, illegal, let us know by emailing tips@philadelphiaweekly.com