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CNN has just announced a new poll showing President Obama leading in Ohio by 50% to 47%, which is within the margin of error, but John King admits that our President is leading in nearly every poll done in Ohio recently.

The poll also indicated in the industrial north Obama is leading 52% to 45%, while Romney has a slight lead in the south.  

This follows other good news from a variety of polls showing small but steady improvement across the board in both other swing states and at national levels.  

I'm getting a positive "gut feeling" from reading polls, articles, and watching media that we already have benefitted from a small, but steady increase coming after debates 2 and 3, added with a cumulative push-back from media and thought-leaders, including the auto industry execs on Romney's credibility, and then toped off with a Sandy bounce that seems to be adding 2%+ (and rising) in our direction to all the polls.

Examples of the steady accumulation of favorable endorsements include endorsements from Mayor Bloomberg, Ms. Eisenhower, Colin Powell, and others.  An example of media push back includes even Geraldo Revera, who is reported to have pushed back on wing-nuts at Fox spreading mis-information on our response in the Benghazi Consulate attack.

Then with Governor Chris Christie praising our President's storm response and breaking red-tape explodes the meme team Romney was trying to spread that only he could break the partisan log jam in Washington.

My secret fantasy is that this is all going to add up to undecideds breaking to us.  Maybe even enough to give us a surprise in the House -- either winning it back, or coming close enough to be seen as a repudiation of the Tea Party.

Let the Good Times Roll!

1:29 PM PT: CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio



(CNN) - With four days to go until the presidential election, a new poll indicates the race for arguably the most important battleground state remains very close.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio's much fought over 18 electoral votes.

Fifty-percent of likely voters questioned in the poll say they are backing the president, with 47% supporting the former Massachusetts governor. Obama's three-point edge is within the survey's sampling error. The survey was conducted Tuesday through Thursday. The poll's release comes on the same day that the president holds three campaign events and Romney holds two events in Ohio.

"The race in the Buckeye State has remained essentially the same throughout October, with all three CNN/ORC polls taken in October showing President Obama at 50%-51% and all three showing Governor Romney at 46%-47%," said CNN Polling Director Keating Hollan<br />

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