President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck in the crucial bellwether of Ohio, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
In the latest poll from SurveyUSA, commissioned by WCMH-TV in Columbus, Obama clings to a 1-point edge over Romney among the state's likely voters, 45 percent to 44 percent. SurveyUSA conducted its poll Oct. 5-8, entirely after last week's first presidential debate in Denver.
After the Buckeye State appeared to be slipping away from Romney in the month of September, the race seems to have tightened in the all-important battleground. A CNN poll released Tuesday showed Obama holding a 4-point lead over Romney in Ohio.
The PollTracker Average reflects the tightening in the state, which has moved back to the toss-up column.