A new poll indicates that President Barack Obama and presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are virtually tied in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, when taking into account the margin for error.
According to the latest Quinnipiac University survey, Romney has 44 percent of Florida voters' support compared with Obama's 43 percent; Ohio has Obama edging Romney 44 percent to 42 percent; and the president leads in Pennsylvania 47 percent to Romney's 39 percent.
No presidential candidate has won the White House without winning at least two of the three states polled by Quinnipiac,. Obama won all three in 2008.
Romney has gained noticeable ground on Obama. In a poll last month by the University, the President had bigger leads in Florida and Ohio.
Meanhwhile, two of the states come into play with Romney's decision process on who should be his candidate for vice president. A quarter of Ohio voters say their senator, Rob Portman, would be the best choice, while four in 10 Floridians back their senator, Marco Rubio.