FOR RELEASE: MARCH 28, 2012
WOMEN FAVOR OBAMA IN FLORIDA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA,QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SWING STATE POLL FINDS;ECONOMY, HEALTH CARE TOP VOTER CONCERNS
FLORIDA: Obama 49 – Romney 42; Obama 50 – Santorum 37OHIO: Obama 47 – Romney 41; Obama 47 – Santorum 40PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 45 – Romney 42; Obama 48 – Santorum 41
In his best showing in this election cycle, President Barack Obama pulls away from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in twocritical swing states, while a third state remains too close to call, according to today’s QuinnipiacUniversity Swing State Poll of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.Women back the president over Romney or Santorum by 6 to 19 percentage points in thethree states, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Most matchupsamong men are too close to call. Voters in these states are much more concerned with theeconomy and health care than they are with social issues and women’s reproductive health.Matching Obama against either Romney or Santorum in each of these key states – no onehas won the White House since 1960 without carrying at least two of them – shows:
Obama tops Romney 49 – 42 percent;Obama beats Santorum 50 – 37 percent.
Obama over Romney 47 – 41 percent;Obama leads Santorum 47 – 40 percent.
Obama edges Romney 45 – 42 percent;Obama tops Santorum 48 – 41 percent.“President Barack Obama is on a roll in the key swing states. If the election were today, hewould carry at least two states. And if history repeats itself, that means he would be re-elected,”said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
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