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Barack Obama's lead in Ohio narrows over Mitt Romney, poll says

President Obama has only a five-point lead over Mitt Romney in battleground state of Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll.

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US Presidential Candidates Barack Obama (L) and Mitt Romney both appeared on "60 Minutes" this weekend to make their cases. The November 6, 2012 elections will decide between Obama and Romney who will win to become the next President of the United States. (Marc Serota/AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll on Monday found President Barack Obama's lead in Ohio has narrowed.

Obama now only maintains a five-point lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney in the battleground state, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News poll.

That's significant because the president had been polling twice that in September, CBS News reported, and needs a big win in the swing state come election night.

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50 percent of likely voters in the Buckeye State favor Obama compared to 45 percent for Romney, CBS News wrote. Just last month that margin was 53 to 43 percent.

When it comes to women, however, Obama still maintains a double-digit advantage polling 55 percent compared to 40 percent - that's a 15 point difference. However, Romney still leads among male voters.

As GlobalPost reported, the Obama campaign had been out getting out the vote in Ohio, with notable support from the likes of singer Bruce Springsteen and Bill Clinton.

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