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. chrissy

    lol bobcat, this HAS to be the longest campaign in recorded history, and if it isnt, it sure as hell feels like it anyway! So youre not alone on that either. 😉

    November 3, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    Are things BETTER or WORSE? Everything I am reading & hearing says BETTER! YES, not great, moving slowly, BUT, headed in the right direction. Soooooo, WHY would we "throw the dice" & gamble, hope, pray, etc., and elect M. R., who will STOP all of the progress when he implements his plans, you know, the ones he has talked about BUT has not explained! HE has flip flopped, and bowed, to whomever he is trying to get to vote for him! And before you get all excited, Our President has done the same thing. But, again things getting better, I find it very hard to think that anyone would imagine that Obama actually created our problems! They have been coming, slowly, for a long time, but we ignored it because WE HAD the "good life", making money, and ENJOYING it! The Republicans have PROVEN that they are the party of NO, with their ONLY goal in life, to get Obama out of office, totally disregarding OUR problems!
    Do you THINK that if M. R. is elected, and there are no changes in power in either house, that the Dems. won't become the party of NO? MY ANSWER, is to VOTE ALL out of office and bring in fresh blood. This would send a very STRONG message to our "elected children" that WE, the people, are fed up with their antics and want them to work, TOGETHER, to help US, not themselves!

    November 3, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Slow and steady wins the race?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Iron Worker

    Workers, we must unite to consolidate the gains made. Where have all the manufacturing jobs gone? To cheap overseas labor, that's where. Obama will forbid the exportation of quality manufacturing jobs and make the rich invest in America! And he will ensure we all have adequate health care, a basic human right! And he will ensure that those who aren't able to care for themselves have a decent middle-class existence with the social safety net, by making the rich pay their fair share!

    November 3, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. ronvan

    GET REAL FOLKS! Do you really think that President Obama CREATED all of these problems? According to what I am reading & hearing, we are headed in the RIGHT direction, not good or fast, but getting there! It took us a long time to get into this mess and will take time to get out of it! IF you think M. R. has some kind of "magic" that is going to solve these problems I feel sorry for you. Do you think that IF M. R. is elected, sure hope not, that if the power in the houses remain the same, that the Dems. will become the party of NO!!? IF this happens, then it will be to late for us to do anything, BUT, next time, WE must remember how our "elected children" did not work for US, but for themselves, and VOTE everyone of them out of office! This is the ONLY way that WE can make a statement, a very strong one, that WE, the people, are fed up with their child play and want them to work for US!!!

    November 3, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    Because Mather nature will do what she did for millions of years, we need to be prepared in our communities by building state of art shelters to house every single family and their needs, when a disaster strikes, and not waste lives and money abroad promoting Americanism in the middle east and other, when here at home are poor and under-prepared for a basic storm.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    First of all with the on line technology, voting should be done on line so every count count. Florida voting system is rigged by the Obama team.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Tagg Romney

      Maybe you should google Tagg Romney and Ohio electronic voting before making idiotic comments.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Tagg- very interesting and the companies are in bed at least. Conflict of interest you decide.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohioan

      The only vote rigging will be done by the GOP. In Ohio, they've used every weapon to suppress voting including appealing voters desire to vote early to the Supreme Court. Dem lawyers will be watching closely on election day but I don't trust these republican low lifes since there's a Romney connection to the voting machines here in Ohio. By the way, how is Obama rigging the Fla. election? By getting out the vote? Yeah, that's probably illegal from your point of view. Obama 303-Romney 235 See you in four years

      November 4, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Read the report that was censored by the republicans " Republicans censor government report that debunks "Tax cuts create jobs" myth

    November 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©


    Sarah was going to a soda machine and she
    arrived there just before a businessman coming to quench his thirst.

    She opened her purse and put in 50 cents, studied the machine a little and
    pushed a Diet Coke selection. Out came a Diet Coke which she placed on a
    counter by the machine.

    Then she reached in her purse again and pulled out a dollar and inserted
    it in the machine. Studying the machine carefully, she pushed the button
    for Coke Classic. Out came a Coke Classic and 50 cents change. She
    immediately took the 50 cents and put in in the machine, studied it for a
    moment and pushed the Mountain Dew button. Out came a Mountain Dew.

    As she was reaching into her purse again, the businessman who had been
    waiting patiently for several minutes now spoke up. "Excuse me, miss, but
    are you done yet?"

    She looked at him and indignantly replied, "Well, duhhhh! I'm still

    November 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Sarah had the windows in her house replaced with new
    double insulated energy efficient windows.

    Twelve months later she gets a call from the contractor,
    complaining that the work has been done for a year and
    she has yet to make the first payment.

    Sarah replies, "don't try to pull a fast one on me. The
    salesman who sold me those told me that in one year
    they would pay for themselves.

    November 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Sarah went to a "Dude Ranch" on vacation. The cowboy
    preparing the horses asked if she wanted a Western or
    English saddle.

    Sarah asked what the difference was.

    "Well, one has a horn and the other doesn't."

    "Just get the one without the horn. I don't think we'll run into
    too much traffic out here."

    November 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Thank you for the Saturday Funnies, Rawr.

    November 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Why ? What's happening on Tuesday ?

    November 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Frank in Pensacola, FL

    A vote for RMoney and Lyan is like a vote flushed into the sewer...

    November 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Frank in Pensacola, FL

    I wouldn't vote for RMoney and Lyan with YOUR ballot!

    November 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank in Pensacola, FL

    If you think RMoney is what he says, consider these overall summaries of his positions:
    Republican Primary Period: "Vote for me as candidate! I'm like the Tea Party!"
    Presidential Campaign Period, Phase One: "Vote for me as President! I support the GOP platform!" "Vote for me, 'cuz I'm not Obama!"
    Presidential Campaign Period, Final Weeks: "If you're undecided, vote for me 'cuz I'm just LIKE Obama!"

    And please don't mention that I had to kiss up to Billy Graham in order to get my religion switched to non-cult status. We don't talk about that.

    November 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
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