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CNN Ohio Poll: Obama 48%, Romney 45%, Johnson 3%, Stein 1%, Goode Less Than 0.5%

CNN Political Ticker:

According to a CNN/ORC International poll (PDF), 51% of likely voters in Ohio say they’re backing President Barack Obama, with 47% supporting Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama’s four point advantage is within the poll’s sampling error.

The survey, released Tuesday, was conducted October 5-8, entirely after last Wednesday’s first presidential debate. Since non-partisan, live operator polls of likely voters in Ohio conducted prior to the debate indicated Obama with a 7-10 point advantage over the former Massachusetts governor, the new CNN survey suggests that Romney got a bounce following the debate.


Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode are also on the presidential ballot in Ohio. When their names were added to the poll, Obama is at 48%, Romney 45%, with Johnson at 3%, Stein at 1% and Goode registering less than one-half of one percent.

The CNN poll was conducted by ORC International, with 1,020 Ohio adults, including 888 registered voters and 722 likely voters, questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

See also: Susquehanna Polling and Research: Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in PA by 2 points (47%-45%), with 3% voting for Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson and links to other related articles therein.

H/T Steve M in Ballot Access News comments.

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  1. Steve M Steve M October 9, 2012

    so did cnn just connect to land lines? if so did they adjust their polling numbers for those that are just wireless?

    The fun part is… cnn did ask…..

  2. Steve M Steve M October 9, 2012

    I would love to here about numbers of folks attending Gary Johnson events… are the crowds the same? smaller or hopefully larger?

  3. Trent Hill Trent Hill October 10, 2012

    Seem larger to me. He came to LSU and got 300-400. I doubt Barr could’ve gotten 150.

  4. DarthJ DarthJ October 12, 2012

    Virgil Goode 2012!

  5. Paul H Paul H October 14, 2012

    When Gary was in Dayton and Cincinnati two weeks ago, there were over 600 at each event.

  6. George Phillies George Phillies October 14, 2012

    @1 There are polling houses that just do land lines. They are the ones that skew Republican. There are polling houses that only poll in English. they also skew Republican.

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