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Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick

 
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Columbus Business First wrote Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The public buzz following Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination quickly took a backseat to news of Republican hopeful John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but the Democrat senator appears to have regained a slight edge with voters in Ohio even after the GOP convention.

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute reported Thursday that its latest survey shows Obama with 49 percent support among those polled in Ohio to McCain’s 44 percent. The institute surveyed 1,367 likely Ohio voters from Sept. 5, the day after the GOP convention, to Tuesday.

In a similar poll conducted Aug. 17-24, the day before the Democratic convention began, the race was a virtual dead heat in Ohio with Obama carrying 44 percent support in the state to McCain’s 43 percent.

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