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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.