In Ohio's presidential face-off, men split with 45 percent for Obama and 42 percent for Romney. Women go Democratic 50 - 35 percent. White voters tip to Romney 45 - 41 percent. The president wins 92 percent of black voters, with 6 percent undecided and no measurable black support for Romney.
The president leads 85 - 5 percent among Democrats and 45 - 36 percent among independent voters, while Republicans back Romney 84 - 5 percent.
Obama gets a 50 - 44 percent favorability rating, compared to Romney's negative 32 - 46 percent favorability score.
Ohio voters give the president a split 48 - 46 percent job approval rating and say by a tepid 49 - 46 percent that he deserves to be reelected.
Voters say 47 - 42 percent, however, that Obama would do a better job on the economy than Romney and say 47 - 42 percent that the president would be better for their personal economic future.
Voters back Obama's immigration policy 52 - 38 percent and say 45 - 38 percent he would do a better job than Romney on immigration.
Gov. John Kasich gets a slightly negative 40 - 44 percent job approval rating from Ohio voters, continuing an 18-month run of negative scores with the exception of a tie in March. Women disapprove 46 - 36 percent while men split 44 - 43 percent.
In Ohio's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown tops State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger, 50 - 34 percent.
"The president's lead is largely due to his lead among independent voters, the group that usually decides Ohio elections," said Brown.