Poll: Obama Holds Solid Lead In Ohio

07/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Obama with a solid 48-40 lead in Ohio:

Obama trails McCain 46-42 among white voters, but his 91-6 advantage with African
Americans gives him the overall lead.

"Right now Barack Obama is in a pretty good position in Ohio," said Dean Debnam,
President of Public Policy Polling. "His standing with black voters is not surprising, but
he is also doing unusually well with white voters in the state. Whether he can sustain that
level of support or not will probably determine if he can take this state."

Obama held a similar lead in PPP's Ohio polling last month.