According to a New York Times poll released today, President Barack Obama has a six percent edge over Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, in Florida and Ohio. Obama has an 11 percent lead in Pennsylvania. The poll finds that Obama is more personally appealing among likely voters than Romney. Obama won each of these swing states in 2008.
Obama's economic policies got mixed reviews. One interesting nugget is that about 60 percent of voters in each state support the president's plan to extend the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers, except those who earn more than $250,000 a year.