Last week, Quinnipiac University partnered with CBS News and the New York Times to poll swing states and found that President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney in the battlegrounds of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. This week’s results from CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac are slightly more mixed for the President – while Obama leads Romney by secure margins in Virginia and Wisconsin, the President trails in Colorado.
In the CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll, President Obama holds a lead over Romney in both Virginia by 49 to 45 percent. Obama also leads Romney in Wisconsin with 51 to 45 percent. However, Romney has a surprise lead in Colorado where he maintains 50 percent support to Obama’s 45 percent.
The 5 point lead for Romney in Colorado is consistent with several recent polls that show the race in the Centennial state to be all over the map. A Public Policy Polling survey of the state taken between August 2 and 5 showed Obama leading Romney by 6 points with 49 to 43 percent support. However, a Rasmussen Reports automated poll of the state conducted August 6 showed Obama and Romney tied at 47 percent support each.
The state-level polls were conducted from July 31 to August 6 of 1,463 likely voters in Colorado, 1,412 likely voters in Virginia and 1,428 likely voters in Wisconsin.
h/t The Hill
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