Poll Finds Obama Leads Romney in Key Swing States of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania

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Poll Finds Obama Leads Romney in Key Swing States of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania (Photo credit: jamesomalley)

Polls:  President Obama has a majority of voters backing him in three critical battleground states, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. A new EPIC-MRA poll in Michigan finds Obama retakes the lead over Mitt Romney, 48% to 42%.

Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times:  Obama leading his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Florida 51%-45%, in Ohio 50%-44%, and in Pennsylvania 53%-42%. Florida and Ohio are considered toss-ups in November’s general election, while Pennsylvania is rated “lean Obama” on CNN’s Electoral Map.

Among self-identified independents, Obama edges Romney in Florida 47%-46%, and Ohio 47%-44%. The president’s lead among independents in Pennsylvania is more robust, 58%-36%.

A gender gap persists in all three states, where women are more likely to back Obama and men go stronger for Romney.

In all three battlegrounds, an enthusiasm gap persists between the two candidates. Sixty five percent of Obama supporters in Florida say they strongly favor the president, compared to 49% of Romney’s backers who say they strongly favor the Republican candidate. Source: CNN

  • As usual, the poll over-sampled democrats, hence CBS and the New York Times are having simultaneous orgasms.

  • The overpolling of Democrats and underpolling of Republicans remains a problem for the alphabet media and their cohorts at Quinnipiac …ridiculous…actually what they’re trying to hide is the fact that yesterday, a new poll came out and it has Romney leading Obama by seven points with Independents in CONNECTICUT…and there is no hiding that in the bluest of blue states…they must losing their minds now…
    And just to add another note to this…all of these lies and distortions by the media are not believed by the public and the majority of Americans, not with an economy that the person with the ‘bully pulpit’ enjoys spewing nonsense from the White House….when the very the man who runs this country and he’s been economically running it into the ground, and that people notice what’s happening out in the real world.. people know all this man does is lie, distort and mislead everyone…there hasn’t been a single thing he hasn’t lied about…so this article is complete nonsense and anyone knowing the facts understands otherwise…