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Polls Show Obama Has Slight Ohio Lead

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In the state that could very well decide the Presidential race, President Barack Obama holds a very slim lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio as the election nears. CBS News, The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute and The New York Times released a new poll on Wednesday from the state of Ohio. The poll showed that Obama holds a 5 percent lead over Romney in the state. The lead is the same as a poll released two weeks ago by CBS/Quinnipiac.

The survey released by Quinnipiac was the one that favored Obama the most in the state. Other polls, 9 of 11, provide Obama with leads of anywhere from one to five percentage points. One poll says the race is a tie and one poll gives the edge to Romney by a slight margin.

  
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In Ohio and other states, the polls run by CBS, the Times and Quinnipiac tend to be positive for Obama. Romney was able to close in on the presidential race lead following the first debate but has not been able to pull any closer recently.

Those three polls also released survey data from Virginia and Florida. In Virginia, Obama holds a 49 percent to 47 percent lead in the polls while he holds a 48 percent to 47 percent lead in Florida. The campaigns in the states of Virginia, Florida, Colorado and New Hampshire have 55 electoral votes still rip for the taking.

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