October 9th, 2010
06:01 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN Express visits Pennsylvania

(CNN) - Just one day before President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden head to a DNC rally near a Philadelphia school, the CNN Express stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to take the political pulse of the city.

Pennsylvania will play a key role in the midterm elections, where a tight Senate race is currently underway. The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey with a single digit lead over Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak.

While the election is still a few weeks away, voters in Harrisburg have one thing on their mind: jobs.

"I'm more concerned about the little guy, me," said Jill Uler of Mechanicsburg, Pa. "I'm unemployed myself and temping but looking for full-time work."

One Harrisburg resident said she still hasn't chosen a candidate, but that the economy will be a deciding factor in her decision.

"Even though we're out of a recession it doesn't seem to be turning around," she said.

She also expressed frustration over recent attack ads between the two campaigns.

"Everyone that's running seems to be saying 'oh this person didn't do this or failed you as a state or city,' but no one is offering actual solutions to the problem."

Filed under: 2010 • Joe Sestak • Pat Toomey • Pennsylvania
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. George of the jungle

    If you really want more jobs why would you vote for the party that took them all away with their selfish excesses and their rich tax breaks. The only way to turn the economy around is to stay the course and move forward. Heard any good solutions from the reps lately??? Vote the repos out Move forward not back

    October 9, 2010 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. King

    Repugs bitch for the last two years about big and overeaching government. Yet they bitch when the state wasted their stimulous money and didnt creat enough jobs, do they want the feds to supevise the states to make sure they use stimulous money properly. The t baggers would start a civil war if that happens.

    October 9, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. It's up to you Pa to move forward?

    The mess Pa is in started decades ago. It started without these three words "Made in America". The Chamber of Commerce has been running interfearce for foreign companies for decades. A now Pa the chickens are home to roost in your back yard. The Republicans have push this free trade crap for years and look what it bought you. The "Bill' to close tax loopholes for sending jobs overseas,not one Republicans voted for it. So, Pa your thinking about sending a Republicans to washington DC to do what? Pa you used to be the world finest "Steel Manufacturing" state you can get it back. But it starts who you send to Washington DC.

    October 9, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  4. King

    Their a three prung way of using stimulous to creat jobs. the job sustain and make sure the job pay for itself and make a profit. Modern Infrastruture should be built after that any one who want to use it have to pay. There would be scanners at every state entry on the interstates, bridges and tunnels. These scanners will scan vin numbers and licence plates as you past a scanner point without stopping. the information will automatically register to your social security and will be added to your tax deduction. It will varies poor, middle class and rich will detemined how much is deducted. This will put a big dent in our budget crisis.

    October 9, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |

    CNN I see that like Obama and Biden you are in full political mode giving out false Poll results. The Democrat is not even close to the Republican in this race. Why are you following such trash around the U.S. other than the fact you are a Democrat supporter. One of the full blown Media supporters like, ABC, TNN, NBC MSNBC, TBS and C-SPAN. You are all sick with your lies and propagandra. Please report the truth and every news worthy article. Where Obama is going is inmaterial to over 60% of the American people as you will see in Nove 2010.

    October 9, 2010 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. catik

    Okay, dressing up (as Halloween) is okay, but dressing up as a Nazi is not. This sort of confirms my view of the ultra right. Ja wohl!

    October 9, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  7. 23 Days until Socialism dies in the United States

    WOW! Obozo AND Crazy Joe together on stage! Is this the DemocRAT version of Abbot and Costello? I guess they want to guarantee Sestak loses. They never liked him anyways. They were willing to break federal laws to stop his run. But I guess now he's all they got so they have to try and put lipstick on the pig. Hopefully Pennsylvanians have had enough of the DemocRATS and their failed economic policies.

    October 10, 2010 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  8. Allen in Hartwell GA

    One thing I hear a lot of is that small business are holding back investments and hiring because they don't know what is going to happen with the expiring tax breaks. They were always set to expire end of 2010.
    If I understand this argument right, the right-wing is saying that the small business owners affected by this are too stupid to understand this was a temporary tax break, and have changed their business style to totally absorb the extra income. If this is the case maybe we should just let the businesses fail.

    October 10, 2010 05:27 am at 5:27 am |
  9. Panjamas

    Come on CNN! You've got to help rally the democrats! We know you do a GREAT advocacy job for the party instead of the country, so I hope you're able to frame the debate like you always do...."Republicans are evil and steal your food and Democrats only want the best for you like Mommy and Daddy." Are you going to have the Black Panthers there to help people vote again? I understand they are a great organization built on the founding principles of our now-screwed nation!

    October 10, 2010 07:28 am at 7:28 am |