Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads President Obama in Florida among likely voters, 48 percent to 45 percent, but trails Obama, 46 percent to 43 percent in Ohio, two Fox News polls released on Friday show. The margin of error in both polls, however, is plus or minus 3 percentage points, the difference between the two candidates in each state.
In Florida, Romney trailed Obama, 44 percent to 49 percent, a month ago, according to the Fox News, a turnaround largely due to an increase in support for Romney among women, white voters, and independents.
More than 400,000 voters have cast their ballots in Ohio as of Wednesday, according to the Fox News report, and the poll found that those voters largely sided with Obama. But since September, the president lost support among young voters, independents, and women, according to Fox News.
Both polls were conducted Oct. 17-18 among 1,130 Florida residents and 1,131 Ohio residents who had already voted or were likely to vote.