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Obama Gains Traction in Ohio

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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In May, an independent poll on the presidential race in Ohio showed it was too close to call. But now, those same pollsters have found a surge of support for President Barack Obama.The survey by Quinnipiac University says 47 percent of likely Ohio voters now favor the President, compared to 38 percent support for Romney. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Just a month after saying Ohio voters were nearly split on their choice for President, pollsters at Quinnipiac University give President Obama a nine point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown says the president’s lead grows to 15 percent among female voters.

BROWN:  “His margin among women has been better than Mr. Romney’s has been among men. And now the change over the last couple of months has been that Mr. Romney hasn’t been doing as well among men as he was.”

The Quinnipiac survey gives the President slightly smaller leads in the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Florida. 

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