President Obama leads in the all-important state of Ohio according to a new poll from TIME Magazine. Obama gets 49 percent to Republican candidate Mitt Romney's 44 percent, and while Romney leads on which candidate would be better to handle the economy going forward, Obama has a 6 point lead on who would be better to look out for the middle class and foreign policy. From TIME:
The poll makes clear that there are really two races underway in Ohio. On one hand, the two candidates are locked in a dead heat among Ohioans who have not yet voted but who say they intend to, with 45% of respondents supporting the President and 45% preferring his Republican challenger.
But Obama has clearly received a boost from Ohio’s early voting period, which began on Oct. 2 and runs through November 5. Among respondents who say they have already voted, Obama holds a two-to-one lead over Romney, 60% to 30%.
The poll moves Ohio from toss-up to "lean-Obama" on the TPM Electoral Scoreboard, powered by PollTracker. It was conducted Oct. 22-23.