Obama holds on to Ohio lead in latest polls

President Barack Obama visits the Red Cross National Relief Center
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With most polls showing President Barack Obama’s lead over challenger Mitt Romney holding at around 5 points in the all-important swing state of Ohio, Democratic political strategists are breathing a little easier.

Both campaigns see Ohio as crucial to victory in what is an extremely tight race in the Electoral College.

CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac University polls show Obama’s lead holding steady in Ohio while holding on to slim leads in Virginia and Florida.

“The new numbers are reassuring,” a top Obama strategist told Capitol Hill Blue via email.  “We are cautiously optimistic.”

But neither campaign is resting.  Both continue to flood the swing states with sharp-edged attack ads.  Obama, temporarily sidelined by Presidential duties related to Superstorm Sandy, is relying on former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden as surrogates in the battleground states while Romney stays on the campaign trail.

“This sucker is going down to the wire,” says a top GOP consultant.

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One Response to "Obama holds on to Ohio lead in latest polls"

  1. Steven Stoney Stoner  October 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Well Obama should,the business party wanted to destroy the Detroit 3 & the Gov. here wanted to destroy the public workers union,not to mention he’s crazy.
    If you work for somebody ,your a Dem.,if somebody works for you your a Repub.
    Republicans are for business,where as Dems. are for the blue collar people.
    Bush had 8 years to get the country in this mess,the smart move is to re elect Obama & keep this recovery going.
    In closing the realators in Oh. have declared the housing market back. thank you

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