Choosing Portman as Veep not a gamechanger in Ohio - Poll

If Mitt Romney is looking for a vice presidential candidate who can bring him a big state like Ohio, he apparently will be disappointed in the results of a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday that shows adding Ohio Senator Rob Portman to the ticket won't change anything. CNN: According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday, the battle for the Buckeye State's 18 electoral votes is basically a tie right now. Forty-five percent of Ohio registered voters questioned in the poll say they are backing President Barack Obama, with 44% saying they support Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Obama's one-point margin over Romney is well within the survey's sampling error. The poll indicates the general election race remains a dead heat if Portman is chosen for the No. 2 spot on the Republican ticket, with Obama at 45% and Romney at 45%. The former congressman from Ohio, budget director and trade representative under President...(Read Full Post)