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Romney's Economic Reach Threatens Obama

Although the latest Quinnipiac University survey shows President Obama maintaining a narrow lead in Pennsylvania, other results capture the threat Mitt Romney could pose to a key element of the modern Democratic coalition.

In its polling across four key swing states, Quinnipiac has repeatedly asked voters whether they believe Romney or Obama would do a better job on the economy regardless of who they intend to support in November. For some conflicted or loosely committed voters, that question may be a leading indicator of where they will ultimately settle in the race, given the fact that almost all Americans view the economy as the most important issue.

In the Pennsylvania poll Quinnipiac released today, Obama led Romney in the ballot test by 46 percent to 40 percent. But on the question of who would do a better job on the economy, Romney led Obama by 49 percent to 41 percent. Given Obama's weakness with working-class white voters, it's probably not a surprise that they preferred Romney on that question by 52 percent to 35 percent in the Quinnipiac survey, according to data provided by Quinnipiac to National Journal. More strikingly-and more ominously for Obama-college-educated whites in Pennsylvania picked Romney over the president as most likely to improve the economy by a resounding 55 percent to 38 percent.

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