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Old 10-23-2020, 01:59 PM
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Not long ago, I really thought that it was foolish to describe Pennsylvania as a tossup state. At the time, Biden led 54 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll that I had seen.

A bit more recently, the poll that I saw had it at 50 to 45--a significant narrowing, but still a fairly substantial lead for Joe Biden.

After last night's debate though, I am not quite so sure that Pennsylvania is a done deal. President Trump pointed out--quite correctly--that Joe Biden is opposed to fracking. And I am guessing that a lot of Pennsylvanians are either in the oil industry themselves, or have a friend or relative who is.

Joe Biden also had to admit that he wants us to "transition," eventually, to an economy that no longer features oil or gasoline. And that surely cannot be helpful to him in the Keystone State.

(This is surely attenuated by the fact that many have already voted; and their votes, of course, cannot be changed. But a majority still have not done so. So this could be decisive.)
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The polls I've seen show a split among Pennsylvanians over fracking, like a dead even split. So if you believe the polls in regards to the horserace, then fracking probably isn't moving numbers.

As far as Biden's comments on oil go, they're not controversial. Everyone understands oil isn't forever, and we're eventually going to transition away from fossil fuels, but not tomorrow lol. I want the US the lead the way and reap the economic benefits, have other countries coming to us for green tech/energy/manufacturing/etc., but it's not like Biden gets in then next year all the oil fields shut down. It's a process that'll take 20-30 years.
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