(CBS News) President Obama leads Mitt Romney among likely voters in Ohio and Florida - and has a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania - according to a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released this morning.
The poll, conducted from July 24-30, shows Mr. Obama
leading his presumptive Republican challenger 53 percent to 42 percent
in Pennsylvania. The 11-point lead results largely from independents,
who favor the president by 22 points, and women, who favor the president
by 24 points.
Mr. Obama holds a six-point lead in Ohio, 50
percent to 44 percent, a state where he holds a campaign event later
today. His lead here is also due in large part to women, who back him by
a 21-point margin. Romney leads by ten points among Ohio men, and seven
points among Ohio whites.
In Florida, Mr. Obama also holds a six point lead, 51 percent to 45 percent.