Just off the back-to-back political conventions and at the height of the unrest in the Middle East, President
Obama captures 50 percent support compared to 41 percent for Romney in the latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. It's the same margin the poll found last month. Additionally, the
"It's pretty clear when you aggregate the polls that have been done so far that Obama is well positioned in the state. Combine that with the limited presence that Gov. Romney and PACs that support him have had in the state and it really does make the case that as of now it's not in play in a way that it usually is," said Chris Borick, Muhlenberg pollster.
Romney has had a tough few weeks politically. The most memorable moment from his national convention was Hollywood actor
Borick said Obama has vulnerabilities to tap, but first Romney needs to improve his own standing with voters.
"It keeps him in a state of neutral," Borick said. "He's trying to gain ground, his opponent has weaknesses that he might be able to exploit but if he's constantly dogged by gaffes and misstatements it's hard to close ground."
In nearly every demographic group, Obama bests Romney, his highest support being among women and minorities. Obama is overwhelmingly more trusted to handle Medicare - 50 percent to Romney's 38 percent - but voters are split 44 percent to 44 percent over who is best suited to handle the economy.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen.