Poll: Romney Picks Up Edge in 15 Swing States

By Jon E. Dougherty at 3 Jul 2012

(Newsroom America) -- A new survey released Tuesday found presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney with a small lead over President Obama in 15 vital swing states.

Nationally, the new CNN/ORC International poll found Obama with a lead, 49-46 percent. But in 15 states identified as battleground territory, Romney is ahead by a larger margin, 51-43 percent.

CNN identified those important states as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The survey noted that three of those states - Arizona, Indiana and Missouri - were comfortably in the Romney column.

Obama's national lead is similar to an earlier Gallup survey, which showed Obama leading by 5 points, and it was identical to the previous CNN/ORC International poll (49-46 percent), though the current and latter surveys are within the poll's margin of error.

The CNN/ORC International poll was conducted June 28-July 1, surveying 1,390 registered voters. The margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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