Contradicting the latest Zogby Interactive poll, a new American Research Group survey puts Ohio solidly in the Kerry column with 49 percent of likely voters favoring the Massachusetts senator. 43 percent of respondents chose Bush, and Nader got 2 percent.
In Pennsylvania -- another 2004 battleground -- a Quinnipiac University poll shows Kerry beating Bush 49 percent to 43 percent. But with Nader in the mix, Kerry's lead falls far into margin of error territory with just 44 percent to Bush's 43. But Republican prospects in Pennsylvania's Senate race look better, with incumbent Arlen Specter beating Democratic challenger Joseph Hoeffel.