President Obama continues to lead in Ohio, according to a new survey released Wednesday from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) and commissioned by Healthcare for America Now, a pro-Affordable Care Act organization. Obama sees 50 percent to Republican candidate Mitt Romney's 45 percent among likely voters in the crucial swing state, a tick up from the 4-point advantage PPP found in data released Sunday. From their analysis of Wednesday's numbers:
-Obama’s approval rating is at the key 50% mark, with 47% of voters disapproving of him. Romney’s under water on his favorability, with 46% of voters rating him positively while 48% have a negative opinion.
-Obama’s already amassed a large lead in the state. 33% of voters say they’ve already cast their ballots and he leads 62-35 with them. Romney has a 50-45 advantage with those yet to vote.
-Obama leads with both women (53/44) and men (48/47). He is holding Romney to just a 50/46 advantage with white voters, not nearly enough to win the state. Obama also leads within every age group except for seniors.
President Obama is nearing 50 percet in the PollTracker Average of Ohio.