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Quinnpac/NY Times Presidential Poll (Swing States)

Here are some highlights:
--The race is tight in Colorado, while President Barack Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney in Virginia and Wisconsin. 
Now: Obama 48%, Romney 47%
August: Obama 45%, Romney 50%
Now: Obama 50%, Romney 46%
August: Obama 49%, Romney 45%
Now: Obama 51%, Romney 45%
August 23: Obama 49%, Romney 47%
August 8: Obama 51%, Romney 45%
-- A month ago, Romney led on handling the economy in all three states, but the President has cut into those leads and the two candidates are now running much closer on this measure.
--In the aftermath of events in Libya and the Middle East, President Obama has the advantage on managing an international crisis and has the edge on national security in Virginia and Wisconsin. 
--While pluralities view Barack Obama’s policies as favoring the middle class, in all three states most voters see Mitt Romney’s policies as benefiting the rich.
--The gender gap remains: men support Romney and women support Mr. Obama.  The President maintains his lead among younger voters, and has pulled ahead among senior voters in Wisconsin.  White voters without a college degree continue to support Romney in all three states. Independents back Romney in Virginia and Wisconsin, but are more divided in Colorado.

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Locations : ColoradoMiddle EastVirginiaWisconsin
People : Barack ObamaMitt Romney

09/19/2012 6:30AM
Quinnpac/NY Times Presidential Poll (Swing States)
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