"With two weeks to go, Sen. Barack Obama is knocking on the door of a major political upset in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary," Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement.
Pollsters have noted Obama's strong support among both black and young voters.
"I cannot recall another candidate in the past couple of decades that had such consistent support from young people," Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center, told the Associated Press.
On Tuesday, Obama's supporters appealed to the idealism of young voters. Audrey Hocker, executive director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Political Action League who is on the ballot as an Obama delegate, likened the civil rights movement she experienced 40 years ago to the efforts now afoot for Obama.
"I heard a clarion call for change similar to what I'm hearing right now," she said. "Bring change on every level to this nation — ring a bell, tell a friend, call a relative."
Young voters at the rally who supported Obama said they did so because of their perceptions of him and his candidacy, as much as for his positions.
"I think our country is in need of change," said Mark Blanco, 23, a senior majoring in sociology and criminal justice. He said he was most concerned about the economy and the affordability of college, and that Obama's candidacy was moving him to vote in a national election for the first time.
These statements prove the lack of intelligence among many of our young people at these liberal colleges.
How blacks can possibly support him is beyond me, when he is in partnership with PP. You know, that racist organization that was founded by Margaret Sanger. The one who called blacks "inferior", not to mention the eugenics program she founded (currently PP).
I've confronted some of these young people on these issues, and noted their pro-life counterparts argument against Obama. They're blinded by the "change" movement.
Let's pray the pro-life young people will offset this stupidity.