The Fox News survey is the third live-caller poll of race released on Wednesday. A CBS News/New York Times/Quinnipiac University poll
showed Kaine ahead by 7 points, while a Washington Post poll
showed the former governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee leading by 8 points.
The new polls Wednesday depict a race that has broken out of the stalemate that has existed since An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll in Virginia
last week showed a tied race. As in that survey, Kaine captures fewer than 7-in-10 nonwhite voters, despite roughly matching Obama's support among whites.
The Fox News polls were conducted Sept. 16-18 under the joint direction of Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and Republican Shaw & Company. The polls surveyed 829 likely voters in Florida, 1,009 in Ohio and 1,006 in Virginia. Each poll carries a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.