Suffolk Poll: Obama, Romney Tied In Ohio

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are deadlocked in the historical bellwether of Ohio, according to a poll from Suffolk University released Monday.

The poll shows Obama and Romney each earning the support of 47 percent of likely Buckeye State voters. Both Obama and Romney are also viewed favorably by 50 percent of Ohio voters.

The results of the Suffolk poll run counter to the findings of a survey released jointly by Quinnipiac University and CBS News earlier on Monday that showed Obama with a 5-point lead in Ohio.

The PollTracker Average currently shows Obama leading Romney by less than 2 points in Ohio, which is now in the toss-up column on the TPM Electoral Scoreboard. 


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