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Poll: Obama leads in Ohio, Fla., Va.

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By David Jackson, USA TODAY
Updated 2012-09-14 1:27 PM

States elect presidents via the Electoral College, and new polls give President Obama the lead in three big ones.
  1. Ohio
  2. Florida
  3. Virginia.
Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50%-43% in Ohio, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. No Republican has ever won a presidential election without winning Ohio.
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President Obama vs Boehner

… But their relationship was severely strained after Mr. Boehner abandoned their budget talks in July, came back and then walked out a second time. And after what the White House saw as a third strike this month – Mr. Boehner’s humiliating public rejection of Mr. Obama’s requested date for an address to a joint session of Congress – the Obama team called Mr. Boehner out.

From New York Times – Obama Draws New Hard Line on Long-Term Debt Reduction – September 20, 2011

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The Note: Obama’s Three-Front War: Budget Battle At Home, Libya And Japan Crises Abroad

President ObamaBy MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER – March 14, 2011

Just like that, President Obama finds himself in the midst of one of the most challenging periods of his presidency — and it could get a lot worse.

At home, the White House faces an ongoing debate over how to fund the government, how much to cut and which side — Democrats or Republicans — are going to blink first on the looming issue of entitlement reform.

Both parties on Friday seemed to come to an agreement on a three-week continuing resolution that would keep the government open while cutting about $6 billion. It would continue to fund the government when the current stop-gap bill expires on March 18.


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