President Obama’s ship is sinking in Pennsylvania

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If President Barack Obama wants a strong showing in Pennyslvania during his 2012 re-election campaign, he has to start making in-roads now.

Obama is dropping like a rock in the Commonwealth. In a poll conducted for the Tribune-Review, it found that half of the voters in Pennsylvania give the president a failing grade for job performance, while 44 percent gave him thumbs up. The poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research surveyed 800 voters, and the margin of error is 3.46 percent.

Rock The Capital conducted its own informal, unscientific survey and the results, tiny in size, in Central Pennsylvania mirror the rest of the state.

“He (Obama) is very divisive. He does not have a handle on the issues that are important to the regular people,” said Lori Agoglia.

Agoglia did not vote for Obama the first time around.

Carmen Agresto put it to RTC this way, “Its a joke, its really, a joke, look at the problems we are having in this country.”

Agresto has become disenfranchised with both Republicans and Democrats, and he says there is nothing Obama could do to change his mind in 2012. “As far as I am concerned he does not impress me at all.”

Joyce Keith, A Democrat, told the Post-Tribune this of President Obama, “He’s looking out for our country, she said. “He’s just dealing with a (Senate) and a House of Representatives who are playing games.”

The president has started to shake things up. On Wednesday, his press Secretary Robert Gibbs resigned to become an outside adviser to Obama on his re-election campaign.

The president will soon announce cabinet changes as well as bringing on new economic advisers.

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