Obama campaign comes to western Pennsylvania next week
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President Barack Obama is set to bring his re-election campaign through western Pennsylvania after Independence Day, though locations and dates have not been released.
The Democrat is scheduled to do his first bus tour of the campaign, probably starting in northern Ohio on July 5 and crossing the state border into Pennsylvania afterwards. It follows a bus trip Republican challenger Mitt Romney made through the two states and other battlegrounds two weeks ago.
The trip comes as fresh polling from Quinnipiac University shows the incumbent with a 6-point lead over Mr. Romney among Pennsylvania voters, which is close to their past results but down from the 47-39 percent lead he held in May. In Ohio Mr. Obama leads by 9 points in the school's polling after being in a dead heat with the former Massachusetts governor there last month.
Mr. Obama won the state by 10 percentage points in 2008.
"President Obama kicks off his 'Middle Class Broken Promise' tour in Pennsylvania next week in attempt to shore up voters who have defected in growing numbers," said Romney's state spokeswoman Kate Meriwether.
First Published June 27, 2012 1:10 pm