A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney in two of the nation's three largest swing states.
The president received more than 50 percent support in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida in a random telephone survey of likely voters taken Sept. 18-24. The poll by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times had a margin of error of almost 3 percentage points. Obama led Romney 54 percent to 42 percent in Pennsylvania, 53-43 in Ohio and 53- 44 in Florida, the biggest prize of the three key battleground states with 29 electoral votes. In all three states, more than half the respondents said they believed Romney's policies favored the wealthy. Romney spoke in Westerville this morning and plans two more visits in Ohio today. The president visits Bowling Green and Kent today.