Monday, September 17, 2012
Barack Obama has a strong 11-point lead over Mitt Romney among Pennsylvania voters, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer poll. Pollsters confirm a measurable post-convention "bounce" for Obama, but find little evidence of one for Romney. And while fewer than one-third of Pennsylvanians could correctly identify Obama's religion (Protestant), it seems not to matter: 55 percent of voters said they were "very" or "somewhat" comfortable with his religion -- the same percentage Romney (a Mormon) got. Also in the Inquirer poll: while Pennsylvanians give their public schools middling grades at best, a majority oppose private-school voucher programs and have doubts about charter schools as a panacea.
Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, came to town over the weekend, making a strong pitch to women. KDKA's Jon Delano has an interview with her here.
Did you know the Occupy movement is still clinging on in Harrisburg? According to Harrisburg's Patriot-News, it's the second-longest-lasting Occupy protest in the country -- right behind that noted hotbed of dissent: Fresno, California.
Speaking of lost causes clinging to life, the Libertarians could be on the November ballot, despite the best efforts of Republicans to boot them off. You can read all about their Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, here.
And finally, our story of the weekend: City Paper staffer Lauren Daley got married! And other members of the City Paper staff got really drunk!