October 26th, 2012
07:53 PM ET

CNN Poll: Obama 50%, Romney 46% in battleground state of Ohio

CNN released Friday its latest poll from the crucial battleground state of Ohio, with the President leading Mitt Romney 50 to 46 within the margin of error. President Barack Obama's four-point lead is unchanged from the last CNN poll taken after the first presidential debate.

OutFront tonight: CNN's Chief National Correspondent John KingĀ has been looking at the latest numbers and takes a look at Romney's game plan if Obama takes Ohio.

CNN Poll: Obama 50%-Romney 46% in Ohio

With a week and a half to go until Election Day, a new poll indicates the race for arguably the most important battleground state remains very close.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a four point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio's much fought over 18 electoral votes.

Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 46% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's four point advantage is within the survey's sampling error. The survey was conducted Tuesday through Thursday, entirely after Monday's final presidential debate.

"The race in the Buckeye State is essentially unchanged since early October, when a CNN/ORC poll taken just after the first presidential debate also showed President Obama with a four-point margin over Governor Romney," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.


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