Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:20 AM
ProSense (116,464 posts)
Obama leads Romney in three key swing states: PA by 11, OH and FL by 6 (updated)
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Obama leads Romney in three key swing states
(CBS News) President Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely voters in Ohio and Florida - and has a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania - according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released this morning.
The poll, conducted from July 24-30, shows Mr. Obama leading his presumptive Republican challenger 53 percent to 42 percent in Pennsylvania. The 11-point lead results largely from independents, who favor the president by 22 points, and women, who favor the president by 24 points.
Mr. Obama holds a six-point lead in Ohio, 50 percent to 44 percent, a state where he holds a campaign event later today. His lead here is also due in large part to women, who back him by a 21-point margin. Romney leads by ten points among Ohio men, and seven points among Ohio whites.
In Florida, Mr. Obama also holds a six point lead, 51 percent to 45 percent. He holds a small lead among both men and women and a 19-point lead among Hispanics, while Romney leads by double-digits among whites and voters age 65 and above.
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NYT interactive chart: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/swing-state-polls?ref=politics
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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:49 AM
edhopper (15,350 posts)
2. What's the margin for error
since Voter ID laws and purges will heavily favor Romney.
After all Gore won in Florida and Kerry in Ohio, yet the election was given to Bush.