The Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll, led by a bipartisan team of top political analysts, concluded that if the election were held now, Obama would win the state by nine percentage points – 51-42 – with 7 percent of voters undecided.
The telephone survey of 601 likely voters, conducted from Tuesday through Thursday, had a statistical margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. The results are comparable to those of other recent polls, including one released Thursday by Muhlenberg College, which also found Obama leading by nine points in the state.
Jeffrey Plaut of Global Strategy Group, a Democratic polling firm, said the results may indicate Pennsylvania has lost some of its “swingy-ness.” He said Friday that Democrats would have to fail to turn out their base voters to “put the state in play.”
That’s a couple days after the Muhlenberg which also showed a 9 point race. Even though Tom Corbett’s not letting a lot of people vote this year, it’s probably not going to be enough to close a 9 point gap.