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New poll shows slight leads for President Obama and Senator Sherrod Brown
Recent polls have shown the presidential race to be tighter in other states
This story is part of a special series.

Jo Ingles

A new poll shows President Obama is still leading in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

Ingles on Obama's poll lead

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The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll of battleground states shows Democratic President Barack Obama has a six point lead over Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Ohio.  The poll shows the race is tighter in Florida where Obama leads by one point and in Virginia where Romney leads by one point.  This same poll shows Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown has an eleven point lead over Republican Challenger, State Treasurer Josh Mandel.  Some recent polls such as Gallup have shown both races to be even closer.  The key in this election will be turnout and that’s why all of the candidates are trying to do all they can to make sure their supporters get to the polls before or on Election Day.

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