Riding the voter perception that he is as good as or better than President Barack Obama at fixing the economy, Republican challenger Mitt Romney catches up with the president in Florida and Ohio, two critical swing states, while the president opens an 8-point lead in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.PENNSYLVANIA:
"Gov. Mitt Romney has closed President Barack Obama's leads in Ohio and Florida to the point that those two states are now essentially tied, a turnaround from the end of March when the president enjoyed leads in those key states," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Barack Obama 47%
Mitt Romney 39%
Barack Obama 44%
Mitt Romney 42%
Mitt Romney 44%
Barack Obama 43%
From April 25 - May 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed:The crosstabs can be viewed HERE.
1,169 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent;
1,130 Ohio voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent;
1,168 Pennsylvania voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent.
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