Governor Romney has narrowed Pres Obama's lead in Ohio to one point 49% to 48% as election day nears down from a five point lead one week ago.
PPP said Romney was able to tighten the gap in Ohio due to his seven-percentage-point lead over Obama among independents and a boost in Republican voters reporting that they plan to vote for the former Massachusetts governor. Roughly 90 percent of the Ohio Republican base said they would support Romney, up from 85 percent who gave the same answer a week ago.
The president also lost his advantages over Romney on two top issues: the economy and Libya. Romney leads Obama in Ohio on the economy by four percentage points. On Libya, Romney's lead was two percentage points.
Half of Ohioans disapproved of Obama's job performance, compared with 48 percent who said they approved of it.
But there were some bright spots for the president in the latest poll. Obama is winning the early vote in the critical swing state. The 21 percent of Ohioans who have already cast their ballots said they voted for Obama by a 66-to-34-percent margin.
However, 52 percent of Ohio voters who have yet to vote said they planned to support Romney, while 44 percent said they will support Obama.
It looks like election day is still going to be interesting in Ohio