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Obama Leading In Ohio, Poll Finds October 7, 2008

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Edge Is 6 Points In a State Looming Large for McCain

Brian Heath paints a Barack Obama campaign logo on Gary Lahman's garage just outside of Bowling Green, Ohio.

Brian Heath paints a Barack Obama campaign logo on Gary Lahman’s garage just outside of Bowling Green, Ohio. (By J.d. Pooley — Getty Images)

Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 7, 2008; Page A01

Aided by the faltering economy, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has the upper hand in the race for Ohio, according to a new Washington PostABC News poll, putting Republican John McCain at a disadvantage in a state considered vital to his chances of winning the White House in November.

The state’s voters, long suffering from a poor economy and newly battered by the turmoil in the financial, credit and housing markets, give Obama stronger marks on handling the economy, creating jobs and dealing with tax policy. The senator from Illinois also has a big lead as the candidate more in tune with the economic problems people are confronting, a significant benefit as more than half of all voters consider the economy and jobs the campaign’s top issue.

Overall, among likely voters in the new poll, 51 percent said they would support Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Del.), if the election were held today, while 45 percent said they would back McCain and his vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Source Article

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