Pennsylvania and the 2012 Election

Terry Madonna talked about Pennsylvania’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to… read more

Terry Madonna talked about Pennsylvania’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the state’s political history and demographics, strategies of the Obama and Romney campaigns, and some of the state’s congressional races.

Tom Fitzgerald spoke by phone about the results of his newspaper’s survey of 600 likely voters.

“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 

This was part five of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.

Bobbi Jackson previewed Sunday morning political talk shows. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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