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Poll: Obama Leads in Ohio

With a week and a half to go before this madness is over, a new CNN/ORC International poll is showing the president with a substantial four-percentage-point lead in Ohio, arguably the most important battleground state. The poll, out Friday and conducted postdebate this week, has Mitt Romney coming in at 46 percent and President Obama holding 50 percent of the support in the state. Polls conducted last month showed Obama beating Romney by seven to 10 points, but after his poor performance in the first debate, the president’s lead in the state all but disappeared—until now. But don’t place your bets on this latest result just yet: the president’s advantage is still within the poll’s sampling error.

October 26, 2012 4:46 PM