CNN poll: Obama, Romney neck and neck in Ohio
Obama campaigns Friday in Springfield, Ohio, one of three stops he'd planned that day in the battleground state.
November 2nd, 2012
05:19 PM ET

CNN poll: Obama, Romney neck and neck in Ohio

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney remain engaged in a tight contest in Ohio, according to a CNN poll from that key battleground state released four days before the election.

With 50% support from likely voters, Obama narrowly outpaces Romney's 47% backing in the CNN/ORC International survey, which was conducted between Tuesday and Thursday. But that difference is within the poll's 3.5% sampling error. Ohio has 18 electoral votes.

Read more about the poll, and the race, on CNN's Political Ticker.

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  1. Steven Colo

    Funny, CNN, but Nate Silver has been taking a weighted average of all polls, not just this one, and he gives Obama about an 80% chance of taking Ohio, and with it the election.

    November 5, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. OBAMA 2012

    BEN you are an idiot and uneducated! How do I know, like a monkey you repeat what you hear and not what you know

    November 5, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. bill pike

    i hear "the truth will set you free" which is as false as "It was a demonstration". It says KNOW THE TRUTH and the truth will set you free". We are headed for a socialist government under obama. It all sounds good to give and give and give but doesn't anyone think about why he refuses to do one thing to offend even the muslim terrorist??? As a vet, when he turned his back on our troops that was it-it shows all we need to know about him. THINK ON THESE THINGS.
    signed: bill pike, vets against obama who wasn't there when our troops needed him.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. AI

    Nobody has a magic wand to throw away all the problems Bush created in 8 years. How can you give 8 years for destruction and just 4 years for rebuilding? Statistically it takes more time to build than to destroy. Can you all not see that your economy is starting to rebound? Give some credit to your President.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. rob c

    To all you fine folks in Ohio .... Please ... the People of the United States are counting on you .. Vote for Romney and let's kick this crazy fool Obama to the curb

    November 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. juan

    A liar like Romney can not win the white house, a man that says anything would do anything, I decided today that my vote will go for Obama

    November 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. cjackson

    I will be glad when this is over. i am voting for Obama and I live in Ohio. I am not voting for him just because he is black or because I want revenge on the republicans. But because when I look at the 2 candidates, I don't like anything about Romney or ryan. They appear to be very fake and phony. I will never believe anything that either of them has to say. They do not care about the average american and it is obvious. If he wins and I pray that he doesn't I hope he will prove me wrong. I hope for an Obama/Biden win!

    November 5, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. mikey

    Obama braggs that he sent the seals on the mission to kill Osama. Of course when the seals needed his help in Libya, Obama ignored them, let them die, and went to vegas for campaign cash.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • USN Ret

      Will anyone talk to the 1000's of miners and 100's of outher workers jobs the Obama EPA has cost. I know many of them as I work for a Railroad that has layed off 30 men in just my small aera of due to "If you want to build a coal fired power plant that is ok but "YOU WILL GO BROKE" Just ask thes familys when they CAN NOT MAKE THEIR HOUSE OR AUTO PAYMENT". These are good paying jobs and now THEY ARE GONE" thanks Obama!!!!!!!!

      November 6, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Ronaldo

      I agree with Mikey. Wake Up America! CNN is Barack and Michelle's lapdag. Andrea, Wolfe, Candy, and especially Soledad need to wear an Obama sticker on their foreheads, as they are just campaign surrogates for the President. CNN claims they want ot hear of voting problems. I reported one for me and identified myself as a Republican and was told to go to hell!

      November 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. J.R. Holbrook/ Fashion Designer

    Attention 99%: If you vote for Romney the USA goes back to the 1%! Do you really want another greedy, drunk on power person at the wheel again!?

    November 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Pussita Hussy

    CNN, you lying hacks. I will never log onto your site or listen to you again.... Used to watch all elections on cnn. F you for chasing fox news hack news.

    November 6, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Scott

    Today we have a chance to make a change for the better, if we reelect Obama within two years this country will collaspe, pictures of riots you see in Greece and other European countries will be the norm here in the US. Romney is our last chance to stop Obama from destroying this country and pattering after European Nations. All you Obama supporters when you are out of work and fighting for scraps of food them tell us how great Obama is if he gets reenlected.

    November 6, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nick

      Scott: I will believe you if you can tell me just ONE thing... what was our debt in 2000 and what was our debt in 2008 and what were doing about debt in those 8 years. Can you do that for me in few sentences.

      November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Susan of NJ

    Mitt Romney hates black people

    November 6, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. che Lopez

    To employ the vernacular used in my day job teaching college students, I give Obama a generous B- grade for initiating a national health care plan that, while flawed, is a start, ending discrimination against gays in the military, easing the student loan crisis, signing equal pay legislation and appointing reasonable Supreme Court justices, among other achievements. Meanwhile, the rapacious capitalist turned candidate Romney—poster boy of the 1 percent—denigrates the less economically fortunate among us while growing filthy rich by slicing and dicing good American jobs out of existence and exploiting every tax loophole to aggrandize his own fortune. He earns a solid F and makes Obama look quite good in comparison- OBAMA-BIDEN 20121

    November 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. America Forever

    Comments sections blow...you guys don't know anything, so stop writing stuff!

    November 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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