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Pennsylvania

Electoral College Votes: 21

Most Recent Poll: In Franklin & Marshall's final poll of Keystone State voters published Oct. 31, Obama held a small lead of 49 to 45 percent among likely voters, with 4 percent undecided.

State of the Economy: Living standards have increased while wages and job opportunities have declined, according to the latest report from the Keystone Research Center. The report also notes that "an outsized share of the benefits went to the top 1 percent of earners, preventing board-based prosperity and slowing down the economic recovery."

—Unemployment: 8.2 percent
—2011 Black Unemployment Rate: 13.3 percent
—2011 White Unemployment Rate: 7.8 percent
—Black Voting Population: 12.8 percent
—2008 Winner: Barack Obama (54.7 percent)


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