Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 8:00 AM
The Quinnipiac University survey out today shows Obama with 46 percent, McCain with 44 percent among likely Ohio voters. The margin of sampling error is 2.8 points. Obama had a 6-point lead in the same poll last month. Both men and women are closely split in their support of either candidate. When it comes to their pick for first lady, respondents prefer Cindy McCain to Michelle Obama, 33 percent to 27 percent. The survey also finds most Ohio voters back drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Neither candidate's energy plan has an advantage with the voters. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen has the story.