Two new polls in important battleground states show President Obama continuing to hold leads, as a survey of likely Ohio voters gives the president a slight edge over Mitt Romney, while a poll in Wisconsin voters shows an eight-point advantage for the incumbent.
The Ohio Poll, from the University of Cincinnati, shows Obama ahead of Romney 48 percent to 46 percent. In October, during the heart of debate season, the same poll showed the race tied at 49 percent. The most recent poll of 1,182 likely voters was conducted between Oct. 25 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
In Wisconsin, a Marquette University Law School poll shows Obama regaining nearly all of the September lead he enjoyed on Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Just two weeks earlier the poll showed Obama with a narrow 49 percent to 48 percent advantage, but a September poll showed the president comfortably ahead, 53 percent to 42 percent.
The Wisconsin poll of 1,243 likely voters was conducted between Oct. 25 and 28. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.