ELECTION 2012

Polls: Key States Tilt Toward Obama

The electoral map is looking good for President Obama as November draws nearer. In new polls of likely voters in battleground states, the incumbent shapes up to be the candidate with the clearest path to winning the presidency come Election Day. The polls conducted one week after the close of the Democratic National Convention show Obama with as much as a 5-point advantage in the key states of Florida and Virginia. In a poll of likely voters in Ohio, Obama led 50 percent to 43 percent. Romney pollster Neil Newhouse, however, said that it is an “extremely tight race,” but “Mitt is extremely well-positioned to win.”