• Ohio: Obama Has Big Lead with People Who Already Voted

    Okay, so everybody laughed at Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted when he said that giving citizens the right to vote early was "un-American." But, according to some early voting data, when you give people an opportunity to vote early, they turn around and vote for a Kenyan socialist Muslim foreign atheist.

    So, who's laughing now?

    The poll makes clear that there are really two races underway in Ohio. On one hand, the two candidates are locked in a dead heat among Ohioans who have not yet voted but who say they intend to, with 45% of respondents supporting the President and 45% preferring his Republican challenger.

    But Obama has clearly received a boost from Ohio's early voting period, which began on Oct. 2 and runs through November 5. Among respondents who say they have already voted, Obama holds a two-to-one lead over Romney, 60% to 30%.

    When those two groups are combined, the Time poll reveals, Obama leads by five points overall in Ohio.

    Actually, though, this isn't terrible news for Republicans. What this actually means is that, with so many Obama supporters voting now, there's gonna be way less of them to vote for Obama on Election day. So, advantage Romney!

    That, by the way, is flawless logic. In fact, I'm relatively certain we're going to be hearing Dick Morris say this exact same thing on TV tonight.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Ohio, Polls


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