New Poll Shows Obama Has Edge In 3 Key States

As the election heats up, Obama builds lead over Romney in critical states

The latest New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney in 3 key battleground states.

The poll, which was conducted from July 24-30, polled 1,177 likely voters in Florida, 1,193 in Ohio and 1,168 in Pennsylvania.

Currently, Obama holds a lead of over six percentage points in Florida and Ohio on Romney. He holds a much stronger 11 point lead in Pennsylvania. The poll has a plus/minus margin of error of about 3 points.

Surveys are also expected to be conducted in Wisconsin, Virginia and Colorado.

Read more details about this poll at the New York Times