New poll shows Obama with widening lead in Ohio, Florida

September 26, 2012

A day after Washington Post polls showed President Obama with an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and a 4-point lead in Florida, a New York Times/CBS/Quinnipiac University poll shows an even bigger margin for the president in those two states. 

Here's CBS's summary of the takeaways from the Ohio poll: 

Mr. Obama holds a 10-point lead in Ohio among those who say they will definitely vote, a lead propelled by a 25-point advantage among women. Romney holds an 8-point lead among men. The president holds a 35-point edge among voters under 35 years old, and a 5-point lead among those ages 35-64; the two candidates are effectively tied among Ohio seniors. Sixty-two percent of Ohio likely voters say the auto bailout, which had a significant impact on the state's economy, was a success, while just 30 percent say it was a failure. 

 

The Florida poll showed a 53 percent to 44 percent lead for Obama in Florida.

Romney and Obama both have campaign events in Ohio today. 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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