Mitt Romney is now tied with Barack Obama in two of the three crucial swing states for the general election, according to Quinnipiac polls.
In Ohio, Obama has a 44% to 42% lead on Romney, while Romney leads in Florida by a 44%-43% margin. These percentages, however, fall within the polls’ margin of error, making it impossible to say which candidate is truly in the lead in either state. In Pennsylvania, Obama still leads Romney with a 47%-39% split, a statistically significant measure.
What helped Romney bridge the gap in Florida and Ohio? Two things. First, with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both dropping out of the race, Romney is all but guaranteed to be the Republican Party’s nominee. This has freed him from having to run advertisements and make appearances catering to the GOP primary and allowed him to focus his efforts on Obama. Read