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10/25/2012 02:45 pm ET Updated Oct 25, 2012

Obama Ahead In Florida, Colorado, Democratic-Leaning Poll Finds

New polls conducted for the Democratic-leaning Project New America and USAction give President Barack Obama a slim lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the key battleground states of Colorado and Florida.

Among likely voters, Obama leads Romney by 2 points in Florida, 47 to 45 percent, and by 3 points in Colorado, 46 to 43 percent, according to the the Democratic-leaning firm Grove Insight. Seven percent of Florida voters and 8 percent of Colorado voters remain undecided.

In both states, the poll found Obama leading substantially among female voters. The poll also found Obama is considered to have a better understanding of middle-class struggles by a double-digit margin -- by 13 points in Florida and by 16 points in Colorado.

Surveys released last week by the same firm showed Obama with a 3 point overall lead in both states.

HuffPost Pollster's estimate continues to show a tight race in both states. In Colorado, the model shows Obama edging Romney by 1 point. A poll released this week by Rasmussen found Romney ahead by 4 points, while polls last week from We Ask America and the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling put Obama ahead by 1 and 3 points, respectively.

In Florida, the two candidates are nearly tied, with each polling at about 48 percent. Of the 12 state polls released since last Monday, six found Romney ahead, five found Obama ahead, and one showed a tie.

The Grove polls, conducted between Oct. 23 and 24, surveyed 600 likely voters in Florida, with a 4 percent margin of error, and 500 likely voters in Colorado, with a 4.4 percent margin of error.

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