A new CNN-ORC poll of Ohio likely voters finds President Obama up three points over Mitt Romney in Ohio, 50 to 47 percent. That's within the poll's 3.5 point margin of error.
The result is in line with other recent surveys; Real Clear Politics gives Obama on average a 2.6 point lead in Ohio.
Obama wins women by 16 points, while Romney leads among men by 13 points. The president takes lower-income voters by 30 points and voters under age 50 by 15 points.
"The president's prospects are boosted by a strong showing among white women, support in the northern parts of the state as well as the Columbus area, and a big margin among early voters," pollster Joshua Holland said. "Romney's chances in the state rest on white men and a good showing in the central part of the state as well as the southwest corner, home to Cincinnati and Dayton."