1. BUCKEYE STATE

    Obama Has 3 Point Lead in Ohio

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    The election countdown has begun—and the race is neck and neck in what is arguably the most important battleground state. Obama has a three-point lead over Romney for Ohio's 18 electoral votes, according to a CNN poll released Friday. Fifty percent of likely voters say they're supporting the president, while 47 percent say they're backing the former Massachusetts governor. The latest numbers come as both Obama and Romney are campaigning their hearts out in the crucial Buckeye State.

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