A new Quinnipiac poll out today shows President Obama leading Romney in 3 key swing states:
Matching Obama against either Romney or Santorum in each of these key states - no one has won the White House since 1960 without carrying at least two of them - shows:
- Florida: Obama tops Romney 49 - 42 percent; Obama beats Santorum 50 - 37 percent.
- Ohio: Obama over Romney 47 - 41 percent; Obama leads Santorum 47 - 40 percent.
- Pennsylvania: Obama edges Romney 45 - 42 percent; Obama tops Santorum 48 - 41 percent.
Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute:
“President Barack Obama is on a roll in the key swing states. If the election were today, he would carry at least two states. And if history repeats itself, that means he would be re- elected.
But the election is not today. It is seven months away. Two months ago President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were in a statistical tie in Ohio and Florida.”
The poll also notes that President Obama is favored by women in all 3 states.
UPDATED @ 4:40 pm:
News of a CNN poll, from TPM:
A new national poll from CNN shows President Obama with an eleven point lead on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 54 - 43. The lead seems to based in the fact that the candidates' favorability ratings are going in the opposite direction, Obama with a positive 56 - 42 split while Romney is down twelve at 37 - 49.
“President Obama currently wins majority support among groups that have been problematic for him in the past, including men, older voters, and suburbanites,” says CNN Poling Director Keating Holland told their website. “He has a solid lead among independents as well.”