In 2 Key Swing States, Bad News for Obama
He's statistically tied with Romney, Perry in Ohio, and close to it in Pennsylvania
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2011 2:44 PM CDT
President Barack Obama speaks at Temple University in Philadelphia, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Barack Obama is in for a fight in a pair of major swing states that he carried handily in 2008, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. In both Ohio and Pennsylvania, 51% say the president doesn’t deserve another term, and 53% and 54% respectively disapprove of the job he’s doing, USA Today reports.

“President Barack Obama’s standing among all Ohio voters is back to its lowest ever,” one pollster said. Obama is also statistically tied with both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in the state in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. In Pennsylvania, Obama has a solid 6-point edge over Perry, but is essentially tied with Romney, with a miniscule 45% to 43% lead.