Columbus Dispatch poll: Obama up 2 points in Ohio

The final pre-election poll from the Columbus Dispatch finds President Obama with a 2-point edge over Mitt Romney in Ohio, 50 percent to 48 percent -- within the survey's 2.2 point margin of error. 

Obama is winning by more than 2-to-1 among the 11 percent of Ohio voters who say they didn’t cast a ballot in the 2010 governor’s race, which Republican John Kasich won by 2 points.

Obama also leads by 15 points among those who say they've voted already; Romney leads by 11 points with Ohioans who plan to vote on Tuesday. At least 1.6 million people in the state have cast their ballots, either by absentee or early voting. 

The poll was conducted by mail among 1,501 likely Ohio voters.

In an NBC/Marist/WSJ poll released this weekend, Obama leads Romney by six points with Ohio likely voters, 51 to 45 percent. 

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