Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New polls: Obama widens leads in Ohio and Florida

By Michael J.W. Stickings


President Obama is threatening Mitt Romney's best route to victory in the electoral college, grabbing a significant lead over his Republican challenger in Ohio and a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls by The Washington Post.

In the presidential race, Obama is ahead of Romney in Ohio by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. In Florida, the president leads 51 percent to 47 percent, a numerical edge but not a statistically significant one. Among all registered Florida voters, Obama is ahead by nine percentage points.

There's just no way Romney can win the election without at least one of these key swing states. And as Mustang Bobby writes:

More than a few people think John Kerry would be finishing his second term had it not been for some slight-of-hand in Ohio in 2004, and, well, we all know what happened in Florida in 2000.

Wouldn't it be ironic if these two states closed the deal for Obama?

Indeed, and while I'm still trying not to get too excited about any of this, things are looking really good at the moment.

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