Ohio Polls Give Obama Edge

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President Barack Obama maintains lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in 2 new Ohio polls.(Photo: Flickr composite)
President Barack Obama maintains lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in 2 new Ohio polls.(Photo: Flickr composite)

Two new independent polls, just released Thursday  indicate President Barack Obama remains ahead of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney here in the key swing state of Ohio.

First there’s the Quinnipiac University poll of likely Ohio voters which says the President is ahead of Romney 50% to 44%….the exact same margin from a poll 3 weeks ago.

In other words, Romney’s pick of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has given the GOP ticket no bounce here, even though it apparently has helped just a bit in Florida and Wisconsin.

In Ohio, the Quinnipiac poll credits a 13 point edge for the President among women as a key strength for him while Independent voters favor Romney by 5.

Pollsters at the University of Cincinnati also find an overall edge for the President among likely Ohio voters, but it’s a 3 point edge and that’s just  below the poll’s margin of error.

 

 

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