Mitt Romney is catching up to President Obama in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll from CNN/ORC International. The poll is the latest in a flurry of new data showing that Romney's strong debate performance last week gave his campaign a badly needed boost. Indeed, the latest Pew poll showed Romney with a four-point lead over Obama among likely voters nationwide, while Gallup said Romney enjoyed a two-point advantage with likely voters. However, the CNN poll, which showed Obama with a four-point edge over likely voters in Ohio, was seen as a rare bit of good news for the Obama campaign, since Ohio is considered a must-win for Romney in the race for 270 Electoral College votes.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- China's leader is telling the People's Liberation Army to prepare for war
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- How to save money: 12 great personal finance tips
- How I lost all my money
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- The religious right isn't retreating — it's reforming
- The best books we read in 2014
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
Subscribe to the Week