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Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania

The latest results from CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac polls:

Florida: Obama leads Romney 53 – 44 percent, compared to 49 – 46 percent August 23;

Ohio: Obama over Romney 53 – 43 percent, compared to 50 – 44 percent August 23;

Pennsylvania: Obama tops Romney 54 – 42 percent, unchanged from 53 – 42 percent August 1.

In Florida, the weighted sample is 36 percent Democrat, 33 percent independent, and 27 percent Republican; in Ohio, 35 percent Democrat, 35 percent independent and 26 percent Republican; and in Pennsylvania, 39 percent Democrat, 28 percent Republican, and 27 percent independent/other. In the exit polls from 2008, Florida’s voters were 37 percent Democrat, 34 percent Republican, and 29 percent independent/other; Ohio’s 39 percent Democrat, 31 percent Republican, and 30 percent independent; and Pennsylvania’s 44 percent Democrat, 37 percent Republican, and 18 percent independent/other. 

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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