Three new national polls show President Barack Obama is taking the lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in two major battleground states.
The polls conducted by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Marist College show Obama taking a drastic lead in Ohio while also winning over Florida and Virginia. Virginia and Florida are two battleground states that are crucial to Romney’s campaign in winning the election.
All three surveys found that Obama had a one-point margin lead over Romney in Florida with 47 percent to 46 percent. Another poll conducted by Suffolk University also discovered the same favorable findings for Obama but with a three-point lead at 56 percent to 53 percent.
Within the past two weeks, over nine surveys have all reported that Obama continues to lead in percentage points over Romney. However, this week’s surveys prove a smaller margin with a 1 to 3 percentage point difference in comparison to the previous polls at 3 to 9 percentage points.
Polls in Virginia also show the same close race with Obama leading 48 percent to Romney’s 46 percent. A poll conducted by Roanoke College showed a much larger lead for the president with 47 percent to 39 percent. However, Roanoke’s survey included a large amount of undecided voters and was administered over a longer period of time in comparison to other surveys.