Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT Poll: Obama Has Big Leads in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania
Another day, another poll that right wingers will claim is “skewed” — because the results are absolutely horrible news for Mitt Romney: Presidential Swing States (FL, OH & PA) Poll * September 26, 2012 * Obama Has Big Leads in Florida - Quinnipiac University.
- FLORIDA: Obama 53 - Romney 44
- OHIO: Obama 53 - Romney 43
- PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 54 - Romney 42
President Barack Obama is over the magic 50 percent mark and tops Gov. Mitt Romney among likely voters by 9 to 12 percentage points in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University/ CBS News/New York Times Swing State Poll released today.
Voters in each state see President Obama as better than Gov. Romney to handle the economy, health care, Medicare, national security, an international crisis and immigration. Romney ties or inches ahead of the president on handling the budget deficit.
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 leads Romney 53 - 44 percent, compared to 49 - 46 percent August 23;
- Ohio: Obama over Romney 53 - 43 percent, compared to 50 - 44 percent August 23;
- Pennsylvania: Obama tops Romney 54 - 42 percent, unchanged from 53 - 42 percent August 1.
Likely voters say Obama can better handle the economy, the top issue listed by voters, 51 - 46 percent in Florida, 51 - 45 percent in Ohio and 51 - 45 percent in Pennsylvania.