Time Poll :President Obama Up 5 in Ohio [View all]
By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 10/24/12 4:15 PM EDT
Via Time magazine's new poll out just now, the latest numbers out of Ohio show President Obama holding onto his lead there:
Counting both Ohioans who say they will head to the polls on November 6, and those who have already cast a ballot, Obama holds a 49% to 44% lead over Romney in a survey taken Monday and Tuesday night.
The pollís margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.
The poll makes clear that there are really two races underway in Ohio. On one hand, the two candidates are locked in a dead heat among Ohioans who have not yet voted but who say they intend to, with 45% of respondents supporting the President and 45% preferring his Republican challenger.
But Obama has clearly received a boost from Ohioís early voting period, which began on Oct. 2 and runs through November 5. Among respondents who say they have already voted, Obama holds a two-to-one lead over Romney, 60% to 30%.
Alex and I wrote last week about Obama's durable lead in Ohio, and these numbers a week later are pretty consistent with what we've seen in the last couple of weeks there.