Some good news from the pollsters for Team Obama Wednesday a.m.: The president currently leads in three swing states, including a double-digit lead in Pennsylvania.
According to a poll by Quinnipiac, CBS News, and the New York Times, Obama is ahead in Ohio and Florida by six percentage points, and is polling 53 percent to 42 percent in Pennsylvania against Mitt Romney. But a note of caution: the poll surveyed a significantly larger number of Democrats than Republicans, which, as the Washington Post notes, could be giving Obama more of a lead than he actually has in those states.
It also looks like the poll might indicate a gap in strength of support between the two candidates, too. As CBS explains, Obama’s supporters in all three states are more likely to “strongly favor” the president in November, while Romney is more likely to take in supporters primarily motivated by their dislike for Obama. In Pennsylvania, for instance, 22 percent of Romney supporters are motivated by their dislike of the other contender, while only 7 percent of Obama’s supporters say the same.