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November 5, 2012
Can GOP enthusiasm trump Democratic organization in Pennsylvania?
The polls say that the presidential race in Pennsylvania has narrowed to a statistical tie over the weekend. But there are a million more registered Democrats in the state than Republicans. And the Obama campaign has 54 offices spread throughout the state ready to get as many Democrats as possible to the polls on election day. But Romney has GOP voter enthusiasm working for him - as well as disillusionment in Obama that will probably depress the Democratic turnout. The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley: No one expects Obama to win Pennsylvania by the blowout 10-point margin he did in 2008, when he received 3.2 million votes to Republican John McCain's 2.6 million. Instead turnout is expected to be closer to 2000 or 2004, when the Democrat won by a percentage margin in the low single digits. Democrat John Kerry received 2.9 million votes in 2004, and Republican George W. Bush 2.7 million. In 2008, Obama was a fresh face offering hope and change. Now a still-struggling economy and ...(Read Full Post)