Ohio Poll: Obama 49%, Romney 47%
October 26th, 2012
01:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Ohio Poll: Obama 49%, Romney 47%

(CNN) – A new poll taken after the final presidential debate indicates President Barack Obama has a slight edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Ohio.

Forty-nine percent of likely voters in the state back Obama, compared to 47% who support Romney, according to the American Research Group survey released Friday.

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The margin falls well within the sampling error, meaning the race is statistically tied in the Buckeye State, a crucial battleground in the 2012 presidential race.

Also in the poll, one percent of respondents said they prefer another candidate, while three percent said they are undecided.

ARG surveyed 600 likely voters in Ohio between October 23 and October 25. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus eight percentage points.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Polls • President Obama
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. John Illinois

    Obama, Biden and Obama, why did you deny military help to our forces in Benghazi and just them and the ambassador die?!?!? What is wrong with you people?!?!? Obama and crew must go!

    October 26, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. panictime

    I'll bet CNN cut off the sampling just in time to show this result. In the mean CNN has finally updated thier national "poll of polls" to reflect what is actually happening. The wheels are falling off CNN time to warm up to reality.

    October 26, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  3. Kevin in Atlanta

    Is that the same 47% that Romney doesn't care about?

    October 26, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Wade

    No CNN it is actually 48 48 but we all know you have to give a slight edge to Obama even if it is a lie.

    October 26, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Anteros 73

    Romney/ Ryan 2012!

    October 26, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    John Illinois

    Obama, Biden and Obama, why did you deny military help to our forces in Benghazi and just them and the ambassador die?!?!? What is wrong with you people?!?!? Obama and crew must go!
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    wait a minute....I thought it all about the economy?? Why are you asking questions like this? This is a diversion. You GOP lemmings will say the sky is blue one minute than say it isn't the next. Get a clue please

    October 26, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  7. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Hay,frank ,your a moron just like the rest of the gop idiots on this site ,I'm voting for Obama and all dems tomorrow ,thanks frank and the rest of the gop goofballs .

    October 26, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Republicans are MORONS...

    ANYONE who votes for Romney (or is it R-MONEY) is an ASS!!! WHO do you think is going to PAY DOWN our national debt? THE RICH PEOPLE in the top 1 percent???? WRONG!! WAKE UP you MORONS! Obama inherited a COLOSSAL debt from George H. Bush due to paying for TWO wars, and because of TAX CUTS for the RICH. Did you REALLY think ANYONE could get us out of a HUGE debt in 4 years, which George Bush made in 8 years?? REALLY? You people SCARE ME! Don't you FACT CHECK??? Just like lambs being lead to slaughter.

    Let's just call it what it is, you Republicans HATE that there is a BLACK MAN in the WHITE HOUSE!!! You are ALL racists...and BTW, I am a WHITE MAN! ALSO, Romney is a TAX CHEAT!!!!!!! We are STILL awaiting his tax records from the last 10 years, which he demanded of Paul Ryan. Ironic, isn't it? "Paul, you gotta show America YOUR tax returns over the past 10 years, because if you do, the IDIOTS won't remember I haven't shown them MY tax returns!" Obama and Biden's taxes from the past 10 years are online for anyone to see! We are STILL waiting for Romney's!!!!!!! What is Romney hiding? Romney wants EVERYONE to pay their taxes, EXCEPT for Romney!!!!!!!! It's TRULY unbelievable how STUPID you MORONS are! THEN, you have the NERVE to state how PROUD you are that you voted for MITTENS! GOD HELP US!!

    October 26, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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