Haley Kmetz

Nov 09

2012swingstates:

Politics PA grades the polls:  
Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

2012swingstates:

Politics PA grades the polls:  

Pollsters’ predictions of the 2012 campaigns in Pennsylvania showed conflicting results. Democratic and independent polls showed the Democrats held healthy leads, while Republican polls predicted much closer races. Republicans repeatedly claimed that Democrats were being oversampled, but in the end, their polls proved less accurate.

Nov 07

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Nov 05

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Nov 02

Obama dodges a Sandy pitfall in Philadelphia

2012swingstates:

On The Fix:

Had Sandy delivered the kind of damage to Philadelphia that it left behind in neighboring New York and New Jersey, the presidential game would have been changed. Even if elections officials in hard-hit areas can create accessible and well-staffed polling places, getting beleaguered storm sufferers to vote is a whole other problem.

Nov 01

Hurricane Sandy delays delivery of voting booths

2012swingstates:

Thousands of voter booths scheduled to be delivered in Philadelphia were delayed until Wednesday due to Sandy, but local officials say the delay will not cause any problems on election day: 

“We have enough time between now and Election Day to get everything done,” City Commission chairwoman Stephanie Singer told the Daily News.

(Source: articles.philly.com)

2012swingstates:

Chart by Philadelphia Daily News. 
After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

2012swingstates:

Chart by Philadelphia Daily News

After a long period of neglect from both presidential candidates, Pennsylvania is seeing increased political television ads. According to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll the race is narrowing. Though Obama still holds a powerful lead of 79 percent in Philadelphia, the candidates are in a virtual tie in the suburbs. The Daily News explains Obama’s strategy to keep his narrowing lead in the state seeks the support of women, young Pennsylvanians, and minorities.

Oct 31

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Oct 29

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How Hurricane Sandy Could Affect the Election in Pa. -

(Source: 2012swingstates)

Oct 25

2012swingstates:

Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.
Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.
At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.

2012swingstates:

Temple University College Republicans promoted the Romney-Ryan ticket on campus this Wednesday. For the past week, they have displayed their super-size sign at various high-traffic locations on campus.

Because the surrounding North Philadelphia community overwhelmingly supports President Obama’s reelection campaign, this is one of few pro-Romney signs Temple students will likely come across before the election. Yards are dotted blue with Obama-Biden signs in the residential blocks encircling Temple’s main campus.

At Temple University, the College Republicans are far outnumbered by their Democratic counterparts, but the enormity of this sign seems to be helping them effectively spread their message with fewer members.