Ohio polls: Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage over President Obama.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Ohio voters shows Romney with 50 percent support to President Obama’s 48 percent. One percent likes some other candidate, while another one percent remains undecided.
According to Rasmussen poll Ohio remains a toss-up in the Rasmussen reports Electoral College Projections.
Rasmussen poll showed the candidates have been locked in a very tight battle in Ohio since August. A week ago, Romney and Obama were tied in the Buckeye State with 48% support each. This is the first time Romney has taken even a modest lead in the race.
A new poll shows among all Ohio voters, Romney now has a 12-point lead over the president in voter trust 53 to 41 percent when it comes to the economy. Last week, he had just a seven-point advantage among voters in the state when they were asked which candidate they trusted more to deal with the economy.Romney’s also trusted more by eight points in the areas of job creation and energy policy but leads Obama by just two when it comes to housing issues.
Poll showed that National security has been an area where the president has typically had an advantage over Romney this year. But, the Republican challenger now has a 52 to 42 percent advantage on the issue.
The survey of 750 likely voters in Ohio was conducted on October 28, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
According to Rasmussen poll president Obama carried Ohio by a 51 to 47 percent margin in 2008, but just 46 percent of the state’s voters now approve of the job he is doing. Fifty-one percent disapprove. This includes Strong Approval from 29% and Strong Disapproval from 44%, giving the president a slightly worse job approval rating in Ohio than he earns nationally.
Poll shows Forty-seven percent have a favorable opinion of the president and 52 percent have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 32 percent with a very favorable opinion and 42 percent who have a Very Unfavorable view of him. Romney is viewed favorably by 53 percent and unfavorably by 45 percent, including 40 percent with a very favorable opinion of the former Massachusetts governor and 32 percent with a very unfavorable one.
Poll shows Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 14 points among male voters in Ohio but trails by eight among female voters.