Among likely voters, President Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio by 52 percent to 44 percent. In Florida, the president is up 51 percent to 47 percent, a numerical but not statistically significant edge. Among all registered Florida voters, Obama is up nine percentage points.
Obama’s lead in Ohio is built in part on generally positive assessments of his job performance, and on head-to-head comparisons with Romney on a series of issues. Slightly more than half of all Ohio voters — 53 percent — give Obama positive marks for dealing with the economy, with more — 56 percent approving of his overall performance.