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Wed. 1:34pm: Latest polling numbers

October 31, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

With less than one week until Election Day, polls show Democrats are holding onto leads in the Buckeye State.

The latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday indicated President Barack Obama was hanging on to a lead over Republican Mitt Romney in Ohio, considered likely to be pivotal in deciding their race. The 5-point lead, 50-45, was unchanged from the school's Oct. 22 poll.

Pollsters interviewed 1,110 likely Ohio voters Oct. 23-28, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percent.

Obama continued to hold a large lead among women voters in that Ohio poll, with Romney doing better among males and independent voters.

The Quinnipiac poll also continued to show Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown leading his hotly contested race with state Treasurer Josh Mandel. The poll put Brown with a 51-42 percent lead.

And it also showed Ohio Gov. John Kasich's approval ratings have risen. The poll indicated a 49 percent job approval rating, to 37 percent who disapprove, for the first-term Republican governor. The poll also indicated that 52 percent of likely voters surveyed said Ohio's economy is getting better.

That's good news for Kasich, but also potentially helpful to the incumbent president.



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