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December 13, 2011


Obama Trails in the Swing States

A new USA Today/Gallup poll in 12 swing states finds President Obama now trails Mitt Romney among registered voters by 5 points, 43% to 48%, and Newt Gingrich by 3 points, 45% to 48%.

That's a bit worse than the president fares nationwide, where he leads Gingrich 50% to 44% and edges Romney 47% to 46%.

Key finding: Voters who identify themselves as Democratic or Democratic-leaning in these key states is down by 4 points since 2008, while the ranks of Republicans have climbed by 5 points.

The swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.












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