Six battleground state presidential election polls are out, with four states leaning toward President Barack Obama and two favoring challenger Mitt Romney. A seventh state, Oregon, prefers Obama by eight points, according to Public Policy Polling, though it's not considered a battleground state.
Rasmussen Reportsshows Romney ahead 47 percent to 44 percent in North Carolina, a one-point improvement for Romney from April but down from 51 percent in May. Obama had 43 percent in the May poll. The past three polls have Romney leading in the state.
We Ask America found Romney led Obama 48 percent to 43.3 percent in Virginia, which Obama won in 2008. The lead surpassed the poll's margin of error.
The same pollster has Obama up in Colorado 46.6 percent to 43 percent. Obama won Colorado by 9 percent in 2008.
According to Quinnipiac, Obama led in Pennsylvania 45 percent to 39 percent.
The last of Quinnipiac's polls showed Obama leading Florida 45 percent to 41 percent. The polling group noted Obama was outshining Romney in the debate over the Dream Act and on immigration as an issue, but results were mixed on the economy.
Shawn Humphrey is a former contributor to The Flint Journal and lives near Washington in Gaithersburg, Md.
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