Obama Up By 5 In Ohio
The Plain Dealer and other local newspapers commissioned a poll that shows the president edging out Romney in Ohio, a key battleground state.
In a survey of 861 likely voters, 51 percent backed the Democratic incumbent, 46 percent the Republican challenger.
The Ohio Newspaper Poll found Obama has more trust on the economy, always a key consideration in a combative election year. A plurality — 49 percent — believe the president is better able to improve economic conditions in Ohio, compared with 44 percent for Romney.