Rasmussen: Romney leads Obama in Ohio

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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A new poll shows Mitt Romney edging President Barack Obama in Ohio — the first public poll to show the Republican challenger leading in the crucial battleground state.

Rasmussen has Romney holding 50 percent of the vote, while Obama is at 48 percent.

In a state where voters have been barraged with political ads and information, just one percent remain undecided. Another one percent say they support another candidate.

Rasmussen surveyed 750 likely voters in Ohio using automated calls on October 28. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

Previous polls in the Buckeye State have shown Obama ahead by a similar margin.

Romney will be campaigning in Ohio on Monday, as will Vice President Joe Biden.

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