Governor Romney has pulled to within 2 points in Pennsylvania. In a separate poll, Obama’s double digit lead in Pennsylvania has narrowed to within the margin of error with 12 percent undecided – and history shows, undecided voters generally choose the challenger.
Reuters states: 'Pennsylvania and Michigan - regarded until this week as sure bets for Obama - suddenly do not look so safe for him as several polls showed his lead in both states shrinking to 3 percentage points.' Pennsylvania is now 'up for grabs.'
But it is not just Pennsylvania. Romney is now leading in all 11 swing states.
The bump for Romney comes not only after the debate, but it comes after the speech at a packed Valley Forge Military Academy on September 28th.
Troops in the military overwhelmingly choose Romney as the next commander-in-chief as only 26 percent polled side with Obama.
But there is more about Pennsylvania that many overlook.
Pennsylvania is a coal state – and coal country is hurting. Coal is our most abundant energy resource right here at home. We have 336 coal mines in PA with over 41,000 jobs. And while Obama's EPA puts more regulation on our coal industry, it should come as no surprise that the Obama campaign is in trouble here in Pennsylvania. Recall in 2008 when Obama vowed to bankrupt the coal industry.
Coal stocks are rallying on Romney's election hopes. As a coal miner's wife stated, the EPA has 'absolutely destroyed our way of life'.
As for the political left, the signs of panic begin to show. Four days following the debate went silent. Now, all they have is Big Bird in posts such as this. While Sesame Street and Big Bird want out of Obama’s campaign, it is apparent it is all the other side has nothing else to run on. They cannot run on the president’s record.
This election is not about Big Bird, nor is it about a candidate's taxes. The election is about the fundamental direction of the country, jobs, and the economy. The latest poll figures show people are becoming more informed.
Get out and vote, Pennsylvania.