A new Public Policy Polling survey in Ohio, conducted on behalf of Health Care for America Now, finds Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 50-45.
Key findings from the survey include:
-Obama’s approval rating is at the key 50% mark, with 47% of voters disapproving of him. Romney’s under water on his favorability, with 46% of voters rating him positively while 48% have a negative opinion.
-Obama’s already amassed a large lead in the state. 33% of voters say they’ve already cast their ballots and he leads 62-35 with them. Romney has a 50-45 advantage with those yet to vote.
-Obama leads with both women (53/44) and men (48/47). He is holding Romney to just a 50/46 advantage with white voters, not nearly enough to win the state. Obama also leads within every age group except for seniors.
-Obama has a strong advantage over Romney on several key issues, such as who voters trust more to stand up for the middle class (53/44) and who they trust more to protect Medicare (51/45). Independents have more faith in Obama by 53/40 and 47/41 margins respectively on those issues, and that’s helped him to tie Romney with independents overall after trailing with them on most of our recent polls.
Full results here