President Barack Obama falls just short of 50 percent and leads Mitt Romney by 5 points among likely Ohio voters, according to the latest poll from SurveyUSA released Monday.
The poll, conducted on behalf of WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, shows 49 percent of likely Buckeye State voters supporting Obama. Romney trails with the support of 44 percent of voters in the state.
The results amount to a modest bump for the president in a state where he has led consistently throughout the campaign. In SurveyUSA’s Ohio poll last week, Obama’s lead was 3 points.
SurveyUSA’s latest poll was conducted Nov. 1-4 using a mix of automated interviews and questionnaires on smartphones, tablets or other electronic devices with 803 likely Ohio voters. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.