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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pennsylvania Politics -- New Polls

The Strategic Vision Poll is out. It shows Ed Rendell leading Swanny 49% to 41% and Casey leading Santorum by exactly the same number. This is in line with other recent poll results. Both Republicans run well ahead of President Bush, but of course he isn't on the ballot. They also run well ahead of both the State legislature and Congress. Right now it looks as if Pennsylvania is going to be a tough nut for the Republicans to crack, but overall their prospects are improving and the State is definitely doable.

Interestingly, Bush's handling of the war polls higher than his handling of the economy. I'm not sure what that means. The economy is booming and there are definite signs of improvement in Iraq. Neither fact, though, seems to have registered with the general public and for that I fault Bush and those Republicans who have been running away from him.

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