I don’t think this will come as a surprise to, you know… ANYONE:
A majority, 53 percent, say the state is heading in the wrong direction. The last time a majority thought the state was heading in the right direction was in 2006.
Obama, who won Pennsylvania by 10.4 points in 2008, is taking the heat. Fifty-two percent of those polled don’t want him re-elected next year, while 41 percent want to give him a second term.
Poll director G. Terry Madonna said Pennsylvania looks to be very competitive in the 2012 election. “It looks like we’re going to be at the center of the action,” he said.
By far, the key factor in the funk is “unemployment and personal finances,” which ranked at the top with 38 percent when the poll asked about problems facing the state.
The more generic “economy” ranked fourth at 9 percent, behind education and politicians.