While a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed President Barack Obama leading Republican rival Mitt Romney in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, results of a new round of NBC News-Marist polls show much tighter races in Michigan, North Carolina, and New Hampshire.
The NBC News-Marist poll showed Obama with a 47 percent to 43 percent lead over Romney in Michigan, including voters that are undecided but are leaning toward a candidate.
Obama's four-point lead in Michigan is only slightly wider than the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The president has a narrower 46 percent to 44 percent lead over Romney in North Carolina, with the two-point lead within the margin of error.
Additionally, the survey of New Hampshire voters showed the two candidates tied at 45 percent each. Obama has a slim one-point lead excluding voters that are only leaning toward a candidate.
The poll showed Obama with positive favorability ratings in all three states, while Romney has negative favorability ratings in Michigan and North Carolina and is even in New Hampshire.
Obama won all three states in the 2008 election against Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and it could be important for Romney to swing them over to his side.
by RTT Staff Writer
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