Obama’s Early Ohio Voting a Boon — Five-Point State Lead in Time Poll

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

While President Barack Obama is virtually tied with Republican Mitt Romney in some Ohio polls, he holds a commanding lead among early voters in one new survey today.

Among Ohioans who have not yet voted, the candidates are in a dead heat, both garnering 45 percent support, according to a Time Magazine poll.

But among respondents who say they’ve already voted, Obama doubles up on Romney by  60-30 percent, Time finds.

Counting both Ohioans who say they will head to the polls on Nov, 6, and those who already have  cast a ballot, Obama holds a 49-44 percent lead, the Time survey shows.

Early voting began Oct. 2 in Ohio and runs through Nov. 5.

About a third of Ohioans voted early in 2008, Time reports.

The poll’s margin of  error is plus or minus three percentage points.

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