New Poll Shows Obama Has Edge In 3 Key States

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states


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The latest New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney in 3 key battleground states.

The poll, which was conducted from July 24-30, polled 1,177 likely voters in Florida, 1,193 in Ohio and 1,168 in Pennsylvania.

Currently, Obama holds a lead of over six percentage points in Florida and Ohio on Romney. He holds a much stronger 11 point lead in Pennsylvania. The poll has a plus/minus margin of error of about 3 points.

Surveys are also expected to be conducted in Wisconsin, Virginia and Colorado.

Read more details about this poll at the New York Times