Suffolk Poll: Obama, Romney tied in Ohio
October 22, 2012
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied at 47 percent each in a Buckeye State showdown, according to a Suffolk University survey of likely voters in that swing state.
Romney led Obama 49 percent to 44 percent among those planning to vote on Election Day, while Obama led 48 percent to 44 percent among those planning to vote before Election Day and crushed Romney 54 percent to 41 percent among those who said they had voted already.
"All roads to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue lead through Ohio," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. "Timing is everything. Barack Obama has banked an early lead, but Mitt Romney should even the score with his slight edge among likely voters who plan to cast ballots on Election Day. However, failure to turn out his voters on November sixth could be costly for Romney."