President Barack Obama earns the support of half of likely voters and leads Mitt Romney by 3 points in Ohio, according to the latest poll from CNN out Friday afternoon.
The poll shows 50 percent of likely Buckeye State voters giving the nod to Obama, while 47 percent support Romney. Obama's 3-point edge amounts to a modest tightening since CNN's late-October survey of Ohio, which showed the president leading by 4. The Republican nominee has ticked up a point since that poll.
CNN's latest survey was conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 1 using live phone interviews with 796 likely Ohio voters. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Obama leads by just a shade less than 2 points in Ohio, according to the PollTracker Average.