Poll: Romney, Obama tied in Ohio
Columbus, OH, United States (4E) – A bounce by Republican nominee Mitt Romney late in the contest has made the presidential race between him and President Barack Obama in Ohio virtually neck-to-neck, according to an Ohio News Organization poll released Sunday.
Both Romney and Obama are tied at 49 per cent among likely voters in the survey with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.
Compared to a month ago where Obama held a 51-46 lead in the same poll, the latest result offers a better sign for the Romney campaign.
Proving once again that he gets most of his support from likely voters under 30 years old, Obama increased his huge lead with the age group. He lost his edge, however, among adults 30-45 and 46-64 where Romney is now leading with both groups while adding on to his lead among voters 65 years old and older.
Romney’s biggest movement since the September’s survey came from male voters, which surged from 1 per cent to 12 per cent.
Romney’s strategy to focus on economic issues seem to be reaping dividends as 51 per cent of those surveyed said they think he would handle the economy better, compared to Obama’s 45 per cent. Romney has an 18-point lead among independents on issue of the economy.
Ohio is seen by both sides as the most crucial of all the battleground states. Both
Romney and Obama are flooding the state with ads and have made several visits to secure its 27 electoral votes.