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.
Ohio polls reported the president having an eight percentage point lead over Mitt Romney with 51 to 43 percent. The Ohio results proved to be much better than the previous poll conducted shortly after the Democratic National Convention.
Polls conducted by Columbus Dispatch showed Obama leading by four percentage points while voice-recorded polls administered by Public Policy Polling revealed a nine percentage point lead for the president.
The Huffington Posts’ Pollster Tracking Model shows no major shift in Obama’s leading position on the national level. In comparison to a week ago, the president is currently leading nationally by four percentage points.
Despite Obama’s lead, the polls are still very close. It may only take a small bump in Romney’s favor to heighten the competition.
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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