Fox News poll: Dems lead in key swing states

September 19, 2012

Fox News joined this week's parade of polls showing President Obama opening up leads over Republican Mitt Romney in crucial swing states.

The Fox news survey puts Obama ahead of Romney by 7 percentage points among likely voters in Ohio, 49 to 42 percent, and in Virginia, 50 to 43 percent. In Florida, the president has a five-point advantage, 49 to 44 percent.

The poll also showed Democratic candidates leading Republicans in U.S. Senates races for the same three states -- Ohio, Virginia and Florida.

Fox also released a survey in which a majority of Hispanic Americans say the country is ready to elect a Hispanic president

In the survey of  887 likely Latino voters, 48 percent believe U.S. voters would have been ready to elect a Latino president this year, while 40 percent said no and 12 percent were undecided.

 

Vanessa Williams is a deputy national editor at The Post and edits the She The People blog. She has covered and edited local and national politics for the paper. Contact her at Vanessa.Williams@washpost.com.
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