Mitt-mentum!… Romney Passes Obama in Ohio For First Time

Advantage Romney–

A boy wearing a Captain America costume has a handwritten sign on the shield reading: “Captain Romney for America” at a campaign rally held by U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Ohio. (Reuters)

Mitt Romney now leads the presidential race in Ohio according to Rassmussen.
This is the first time that Mitt has led the Ohio race.
Rasmussen reported:

The race for Ohio’s Electoral College votes remains very close, but now Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 50{a60dec675160a2e6a5acd013715a29e36a19eec043ef8a9979ad47849a192b7b} support to President Obama’s 48{a60dec675160a2e6a5acd013715a29e36a19eec043ef8a9979ad47849a192b7b} . One percent (1{a60dec675160a2e6a5acd013715a29e36a19eec043ef8a9979ad47849a192b7b} ) likes some other candidate, while another one percent (1{a60dec675160a2e6a5acd013715a29e36a19eec043ef8a9979ad47849a192b7b} ) remains undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Ohio remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Based on the current projections, Romney would have to win Wisconsin if he loses Ohio in order to move into the White House.

The candidates have been locked in a very tight battle in Ohio since August. A week ago, Romney and Obama were tied in the Buckeye State with 48{a60dec675160a2e6a5acd013715a29e36a19eec043ef8a9979ad47849a192b7b} support each. This is the first time Romney has taken even a modest lead in the race.


The crowds turned out for Romney-Ryan in Ohio this weekend. (Twitchy)

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