President Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University released Tuesday.
The poll shows the president with the support of 46 percent of registered voters in the Keystone State, while Romney trails with 40 percent support. But the survey also contains a crucial caveat for Obama.
From Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute:
President Barack Obama is holding his ground against Gov. Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania. While almost four-fifths of voters, including 58 percent of Republicans, say the President is a likable person, where the rubber meets the road on the campaign trail - the economy - Romney has the lead.
The TPM Poll Average shows Obama currently holding a comfortable lead over Romney in Pennsylvania, an advantage that has grown since the beginning of the year.