It’s impossible to find the words for today, so I won’t even try. All our hearts go out, too, to CTGirl whose good friend lost his young daughter in the shootings, and then she learnt her father, who was just 62, had passed away.
Endless love to you CTGirl, and to everyone whose hearts were broken today.
Quinnipiac: …Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum trails President Barack Obama 49 – 38 percent in Pennsylvania according to a Quinnipiac University poll…
…In possible presidential election matchups, President Obama tops Romney 47 – 40 percent and leads Santorum 49 – 38 percent. Independent voters back Obama, 41 – 37 percent over Romney and 46 – 35 percent over Santorum.
Obama gets a split 48 – 48 percent job approval rating in Pennsylvania, compared to a negative 42 – 53 percent April 28 …. Independent voters split 48 – 47 percent, compared to a negative 37 – 57 percent April 28th.
Voters say 48 – 46 percent that Obama deserves to be reelected, also up from a negative 42 – 52 percent. Again, independent voters go from a negative 37 – 56 percent April 28 to a slightly negative 46 – 49 percent today.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute: “Whether it’s still the Osama bin Laden bounce or because voters are taking a closer look at the alternatives, President Barack Obama’s fortunes in Pennsylvania, a critical swing state in presidential elections, has improved …. Independent voters, a critical bloc, have shifted dramatically in the six weeks since President Obama suffered his all-time low in Pennsylvania.”
Also from Quinnipiac: Connecticut voters approve 53 – 44 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, up slightly from 49 – 47 percent in a March 8, 2011, Quinnipiac University poll. President Obama deserves reelection, voters say 51 – 43 percent, and they would vote for Obama 46 – 35 percent over an unnamed Republican in 2012.
President Barack Obama makes the traditional Hawaiian “shaka” greeting sign with Ensign Parish Martin Keoni Kaleiwahea and his father Parish after he received his diploma and commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn., May 18
President Obama greets well wishers at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., en route to New London, Conn., to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation