While President Obama's job approval remains unchanged, his lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania has narrowed slightly, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll.
When factoring in likely voters leaning toward a candidate, Obama is up 49 percent to Romney's 42 percent. Ten days ago, the spread in the same poll was nine points.
Obama maintains 47 percent job approval from Pennsylvania voters. And his likability, as has been consistent in most public polls, far exceeds Romney's with 49 percent having a favorable view of the president compared to 39 percent who do of Romney.
Perhaps more fascinating is how much Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith has cut into Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's lead. As reported this week, polls are showing the race tightening and its suddenly getting some national attention. Just 10 days ago, the Morning Call/Muhlenberg poll showed Casey up by 12 points over Smith, 45 percent to 33 percent.
Now Smith trails Casey by just 8 points, 44 percent to 36 percent.
Read Sunday's Morning Call for results on voters' views on domestic policy issues ahead of next week's first presidential debate.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times