Rasmussen: Obama Up 1 In Ohio

President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 1 in Ohio, according to an automated survey from Republican-leaning Rasmussen released on Thursday.  

The one day snap poll, conducted on Oct. 17 after Tuesday’s town hall debate, shows Obama edging Romney among likely Buckeye State voters, 49 percent to 48 percent.  Obama has held a 1-point lead over Romney in Rasmussen’s previous four surveys of Ohio, dating back to September 12.  

The PollTracker Average currently places Ohio in toss-up territory on the TPM Electoral Scoreboard, after Obama had maintained a consistent advantage there throughout the campaign.



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