New Quinnipiac University surveys taken last weekend and concluded on Monday show Barack Obama leading John McCain in Florida 51 percent to 43 percent, in Ohio 50 percent to 42 percent and in Pennsylvania 54 percent to 39 percent. These three states are the game. if these figures hold, Obama is as good as in.
QU polls conducted before and after the debate show post-debate gains in all three states. In Florida, Obama was up 49 to 43 pre-debate and 51 to 43 post-debate. In Ohio, Obama was up 49 to 42 pre-debate and 50 to 42 percent post-debate. In Pennsylvania Obama was ahead 49 to 43 percent pre-debate and 54 to 39 percent post-debate.
Pre-debate surveys ended at 8 p.m. Friday with post-debate surveys worked on from Saturday to Monday.