Obama Opens Strong Lead in Battleground States
The latest Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll of swing states shows that Barack Obama has a strong lead over Mitt Romney: Obama Hits 50% In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times Swing State Poll Finds.
President Barack Obama hits the magic 50 percent mark against Gov. Mitt Romney among likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, with wide support for his plan to hike federal income taxes on upper-income voters, according to a Quinnipiac University/ CBS News/New York Times Swing State Poll released today.
This is the first measure of likely voters in these swing states and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters. Matching Obama against Romney in each of these key states - no one has won the White House since 1960 without taking at least two of them - shows:
- Florida: Obama edges Romney 51- 45 percent;
- Ohio: Obama over Romney by a slim 50 - 44 percent;
- Pennsylvania: Obama tops Romney 53 - 42 percent.