Tags: PPP | Ohio | North | Carolina

PPP: Obama Up in Ohio, North Carolina

Monday, 10 Sep 2012 09:21 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama is holding leads over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the key swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. Obama leads Romney 50 to 45 percent in Ohio and 49 to 48 percent in North Carolina, a new survey by Public Policy Polling found.

The 5 point lead in Ohio is the largest for Obama since May and up from a 3 point lead last month. Obama is helped in Ohio by cutting into Romney’s support among voting blocs such as men, whites and seniors. The president narrowly trails Romney among men, 48-46, and whites, 50-46, while leading with seniors 49-47 percent.

“It’s hard to see a path to victory for Mitt Romney without Ohio,” Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, said in a statement. “But Barack Obama’s led in our polling there all year and now his advantage is getting larger.”

Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here!

Despite Obama’s single-point lead, North Carolina remains in the same virtual tie it has been in since November of 2010. During that period, PPP has polled an Obama/Romney match up in the state 25 times and the two have been within 3 points in 24 of those surveys.

PPP noted that that each candidate has about 46 percent of the vote locked up and are currently battling over a small portion of the electorate.

Obama, who improved his standing among independents in the poll, continues to lead among women, African Americans, and voters under 65. Romney is ahead among men, whites, and seniors.

“North Carolina’s been a swing state from the start and it looks like it will be a swing state to the end,” Debnam said. “Neither candidate can break away here.”

PPP surveyed 1,072 likely voters in Ohio and 1,087 likely voters in North Carolina from September 7th to 9th. The margin of error for both surveys is plus or minus 3 percent.

Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here!


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Wash Post: FAA Approval of Drones Outpaces Safety Concerns

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 08:22 AM

The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to grant commercial drone permits to six Hollywood cinematographers  . . .

Al Sharpton Gets Death Threat After NYPD Killings

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 08:03 AM

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he has received death threats from people blaming him and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for th . . .

Another Hacker Group Warns Sony: Release 'Interview' or Else

Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:24 AM

Competing pressures from different groups of hackers are being brought to bear on Sony Pictures over the decision not to . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved