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May 03, 2012

Romney, Obama close in two key swing states

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are in a virtual tie in the two key swing states of Ohio and Florida, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows.

Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has gained because of a perception he's as good or better than Obama at fixing the ailing economy.

In Florida, Romney leads 44-43 percent. In Ohio, Obama is up 44-42 percent. Only in swing state Pennsylvania does Obama have a big lead--47-39 percent.

At least two-thirds of the voters in each state still believe the economy is in a recession, but 51 percen think the recovery has begun. In Ohio and Florida, voters think Romney would do a better job handling the economy. The surveys were conducted April 25-May 1.

To read the entire poll: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/presidential-swing-states-%28fl-oh-and-pa%29/release-detail?ReleaseID=1743





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