President Obama heads into his reelection campaign with a precarious standing in the must-win state of Pennsylvania, a new poll shows.
Fifty-two percent of the surveyed voters in the state said they disapproved of the job Obama was doing, while 42 percent said they approved, according to Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm in Raleigh, N.C. Interestingly, the Pennsylvania poll found Obama neck-and-neck with three potential Republican foes.
Obama trailed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 42 percent to 43 percent; led former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 45 to 44; and led former Sen. Rick Santorum, 45 to 43, in Santorum's home state. All of those spreads were within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4 points.