Ohio exit poll: Split over best to handle economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Most Ohio voters say the economy is the top issue in this year's election, but they're evenly split when it comes to whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would better handle the economy.

Exit polls for The Associated Press and television networks are finding that voters in the crucial swing state say that rising prices and unemployment are the biggest economic problems facing them.

About half of Ohioans say at least some of the 2010 health care law should be repealed, while just over four in 10 think it should be expanded or left as is.

Seven out of 10 Ohio voters say they had their minds made up before the final two months of the campaign and before the flood of ads and candidate visits.
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The survey of Ohio voters was conducted for AP by Edison Research. This includes preliminary results from interviews with 2,763 voters from a random sample of 50 precincts statewide Tuesday; 504 who voted early or absentee were interviewed by landline or cellular telephone from Oct. 29 through Nov. 4. Results for the full sample were subject to sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points; it is higher for subgroups.
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Online: http://surveys.ap.org/exitpolls

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