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Ohioans like Obama better, and other poll results
Newest Quinnipiac poll includes good news for president in three wing states
This story is part of a special series.

Bill Cohen
The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows President Obama with a growing lead over Mitt Romney.
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In May, an independent poll on the presidential race in Ohio showed it was too close to call. But now, those same pollsters have found a surge of support for President Barack Obama. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest numbers.
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  • Men split with 45 percent for Obama and 42 percent for Romney. Women go Democratic 50 to 35 percent. 
  • White voters tip to Romney 45 - 41 percent. The president wins 92 percent of black voters, with 6 percent undecided and no measurable black support for Romney. 
  • The president leads 85-5 percent among Democrats and 45-36 percent among independent voters, while Republicans back Romney 84-5 percent. 
  • Obama gets a 50-44 percent favorability rating, compared to Romney's negative 32-46 percent favorability score. 
  • Ohio voters give the president a split 48-46 percent job approval rating and say by a tepid 49-46 percent that he deserves to be reelected. 
  • Voters say 47-42 percent, however, that Obama would do a better job on the economy than Romney and say 47-42 percent that the president would be better for their personal economic future. 
  • Voters back Obama's immigration policy 52-38 percent and say 45-38 percent he would do a better job than Romney on immigration.



Gov. John Kasich gets a slightly negative 40-44 percent job approval rating from Ohio voters, continuing an 18-month run of negative scores with the exception of a tie in March. Women disapprove 46-36 percent while men split 44-43 percent. 

In Ohio's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown tops State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger, 50-34 percent. 

Listener Comments:

Many polls can't be trusted - the method of selecting people to question, how questions are framed, and who's doing the polling all can influence results.
Rasmussen is pretty reliable - and easy to research results.
People voted for common-sense in 2010, and hopefully by Nov. 2012 people will know how important it is to vote for American, rather than European values.

Posted by: polls can lie on July 15, 2012 11:07AM
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