The Washington Times - June 12, 2012, 09:20AM

President Obama holds a six-point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, built on advantages among women and independents, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney 46 percent to 40 percent, down from an eight-point margin a month ago in the same survey. The president leads among women 51 percent to 36 percent, and among independents 43 percent to 35 percent.

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But Pennsylvania voters give Mr. Romney the edge in handling the economy, by 49 percent to 41 percent. The Republican leads among male voters, 44 percent to 40 percent.

Mr. Obama is traveling to Philadelphia on Tuesday evening for three fundraisers. A Franklin & Marshal College poll last week gave the president a 12-point lead in the Keystone State.