Obama Still Holds Small Lead in Ohio
Three polls of Ohio were released over the weekend. Combined they indicated President Obama still holds a small edge over Mitt Romney in the most important swing state this election. Both PPP and CNN show Obama with a four point lead but a poll by Ohio newspapers has the race tied.
Barack Obama 51%
Mitt Romney 47%
Barack Obama 50%
Mitt Romney 46%
No Opinion 2%
Ohio Newspaper Organization (10/18-23)
Barack Obama 49%
Mitt Romney 49%
Don’t know 1%
It should be noted that the Ohio newspaper poll is the oldest of the three polls and there is some indication the race may have moved in Obama’s direction in the last several days. For example the PPP poll from last week found Obama up by only one point in Ohio.
The polls show President Obama is dominating with the early vote. According to PPP over a third of the vote has already been cast in Ohio and among those people Obama is leading 63 percent to 36 percent. The Obama ground game has managed to bank an impressive amount of their vote already. This is going to be a very difficult build in advantage for the Romney team to overcome.