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Obama widens lead, despite weak jobs report
President Obama leads Mitt Romney by four points in Florida, six in Pennsylvania, and nine in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac.
President Obama leads Mitt Romney by four points in Florida, six in Pennsylvania, and nine in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac.
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resident Obama is picking up steam against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, despite the recent lackluster jobs report. A new Reuters/Ipsos national poll shows Obama leading Romney by 4 percentage points. Forty-seven percent of voters surveyed over the past four days said they'd vote for Obama if the election were held today, versus 43 percent for Romney. A similar poll by Gallup shows Obama at 49 percent support compared to Romney's 45 percent. "We don't have another convention now to turn our attention to, so (Obama's bounce) may maintain," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark. "How big it'll be and how long it will last remains to be seen." 

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