Election 2012: Obama needs Ohio to get re-elected
U.S. President Barack Obama (l) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
As President Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney gear up for the season’s second presidential debate this Tuesday from Hosftra University in Hempstead, New York, pollsters continue to show a Romney surge not only nationally but also in swing states.
However, the one state that will probably decide the election, Ohio, still leans toward Obama even when the president has lost some ground to the Republican ticket on the heels of his disastrous performance in Denver.
The latest poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist, which shows Obama leading Romney on Ohio 51 percent to 45 percent; while the Real Clear Politics poll average has the president ahead of his GOP rival in The Buckeye State by just 1.6 percentage points, a razor-thin lead that leaves no room for error as the president prepares to rematch Romney.