15 percent of Ohio Republicans credit Romney with Bin Laden death
The latest Public Policy Polling survey in Ohio shows Romney is behind Obama by 5 percent. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)
(RNN) - New poll results focusing on Ohio voters show that 15 percent of registered Republicans in the state believe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is more responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden than incumbent Barack Obama.
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, asked respondents from the key swing state a series of questions concerning the likability, favorability and approval of the two candidates. It also focused on post-convention topics.
When asked who was more responsible for Bin Laden's death, 15 percent answered in favor of Romney, however the majority of Republicans said they were unsure. About 38 percent gave credit to Obama.
Registered Democrats in Ohio had dramatically different responses. The poll showed 86 percent of Democrats believe Obama is more responsible for killing Al-Qaida leader. Only 1 percent said Romney deserves more credit and 13 percent were unsure.
With Republicans, Democrats and independent combined, 63 percent gave credit to Obama, 6 percent to Romney and 31 percent were unsure.
The poll also asked favorability questions concerning some speakers from the Democratic National Convention, including Julian Castro and Elizabeth Warren. The results showed most voters were unsure if they felt favorably or unfavorably about the speakers.
Ohioan voters seemed to think that the Democrats had a better overall convention, with a total of 47 percent voting in favor of the DNC. Meanwhile, 35 percent said the RNC was better and 18 percent were unsure.
Overall, the poll reported Obama's lead in Ohio up to 5 percent. It surveyed 1,072 Ohio voters between Sept. 7 and 9. The state has 18 electoral votes.
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