NEW YORK, NEW YORK- The the results from the Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times Polls (July 24-30) in the battleground states are in.
President Obama enjoys a lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, among likely voters (those who will definitely vote).
Florida: President Obama has a six point lead over Mitt Romney (51% to 45%) including a slight lead among both men and women and a 19 point lead with Hispanics. Romney leads among those 65 and over.
Ohio: President Obama also has a six point lead (50% to 44%) here, helped by a slight edge among independents (47% to 44%) and a commanding 21 point lead among women. Romney has a 10 point lead among men.
Pennsylvania: President Obama enjoys an 11 point lead (53% to 42%), bolstered by a 22 point lead among independent likely voters and a 24 point lead (59% to 35%) among women. Pennsylvanians are less optimistic about their state’s economy than in Florida or Ohio, but give Obama the edge in handling the national economy.
In all three states, Barack Obama is viewed more favorably than Mitt Romney. Most think the President cares about their needs and problems; fewer say the same about Mitt Romney. Four in 10 in each state view Mitt Romney’s business background as the kind of experience that would create jobs; slightly more say his experience is too focused on profits. But skepticism crosses state lines: in all three, most don’t think either candidate’s policies will help their financial situation.