The swing states of Colorado and Pennsylvania are still tightly contested by the Obama and Romney campaigns with only four days left until the election. (Photo : Latinos Post)
While President Barack Obama is consistently-albeit slightly-leading Mitt Romney in most Pennsylvania polls, the race in critical Colorado remains gridlocked with neither candidate holding a distinct advantage.
A new CNN/OMC International poll of 984 adults released Thursday, 904 of them registered voters, shows 50 percent of likely voters in Colorado favoring Obama, while 48 percent support Romney. Among registered votrers, Obama is leading by a larger margin, 52 percent to 44 percent. The margin of error is within 3.5 percent for both likely voters and registered voters.
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CNN noted that the results were very similar to an American Research Group poll of 600 likely voters released Oct. 28, which showed Romney holding a narrow one-point lead on Obama, 48 percent to 47 percent.
Both polls have factored into the averages for the Centennial State in Wednesday's new Real Clear Politics ticker, which projects Obama with only a 0.9 lead ahead of Romney, 48.6 percent to 47.7 percent. In addition, a new poll of 1,246 likely voters posted by We Ask America on Wednesday projected Obama leading in Colorado 50.1 percent to 46.7 percent.
Meanwhile, in the race for Pennsylvania's crucial 20 Electoral College votes, Romney, trailing behind Obama in most state polls, appears to be shifting attention to put the state in play, with the former governor of Massachusetts scheduled to visit the state on Sunday, the New York Times reports.
In the last several days, Republican "super PACS" have been dumping more money into Pennsylvania for a barrage of Romney advertisements. With Romney scheduled to visit Pennsylvania, as the Times notes, it could either be seen as a sign of renewed confidence by Republicans that they could take a state they have not won in more than 20 years or a Hail Mary desperation sign by the Romney campaign.
If the polls are any indication, Romney has to make up ground quickly. The latest Real Clear Politics stats from Oct. 28 show Obama ahead of Romney in most polls by a 4.6 percent average, 49.4 percent to 44.8 percent.