All eyes have been on Ohio polls for the past couple of months as the presidential election comes to an end. With polls in the swing state incredibly close, it is understandable that much attention will be focused on the state’s election results.
The new CNN Poll of Polls, which was released on Monday, indicates that the race in Ohio will be incredibly close, reports CNN. The latest poll shows that President Barack Obama has a marginal lead of 50 percent to Mitt Romney’s 47 percent.
The numbers were reached after a combination of three Ohio polls of likely voters that have been conducted in the last week. They are the Ohio Poll/University of Cincinnati, CNN/ORC International, and NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist.
CNN’s Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error like many others do. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have been very active in Ohio, which they consider a key state in the quest for victory.
Obama, Romney, and Paul Ryan made appearances in the state on Monday to cement their ideas into the minds of voters. The closest poll of the three was from the University of Cincinnati and is the latest survey. It shows 50 percent of likely voters will choose Obama while 49 percent are supporting Romney.
While Ohio has historically been slightly more Republican, the 2012 polls have suggested that the Midwestern state leans slightly Democratic, according to The New York Times.
That change, which has been driven by both the auto bailout and the state’s improving economy, may lead to a victory for Obama. Paul A. Beck, professor emeritus in Ohio State University’s Department of Political Science, noted that “the auto rescue is popular in Ohio.”
Through past polls, experts have noted that Ohio seems to be slightly favoring President Barack Obama, if only by a couple of percentage points.
Do you think that the final Ohio poll, CNN’s Poll of Polls, means victory for President Obama on Tuesday?