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Poll shows President Barack Obama ahead in swing states

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A poll shows President Barack Obama favored by at least 50 percent of likely voters in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday shows Obama with a lead of 11 percentage points, 53-42 percent, over presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania. Obama leads his Romney by a margin of 51 percent to 45 percent in Florida and 50 percent to 44 percent in Ohio.

No one has won the White House since 1960 without winning at least two of the states.

The poll surveyed 1,177 like voters July 24-30 in Florida, 1,193 in Ohio and 1,168 in Pennsylvania. The poll has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points in the Florida and Pennsylvania and 2.8 in Ohio.

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