(Newsroom America) -- The presidential contest between President Obama and likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney remains close in three key battleground states, according to a new survey, just three months out from the November elections.
Obama is leading Romney 49-45 percent in Virginia and 51-45 percent in Wisconsin, though Romney has a 50-45 percent advantage in Colorado, according to the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll published Wednesday.
In 2008, Obama won all three states.
The results signal "the stubborn divisions of this year's presidential race among two of the most important voting groups in the most hotly contested states," namely white working-class voters and women, the poll said.
The Times reported that Romney so far has been able to withstand the Obama camp's efforts to paint him as an "out-of-touch elitist," and that he continues to maintain "the traditional — and sizable — Republican advantage" with white, working-class voters.
Obama, on the other hand, has managed to hold off Republican attempts to portray him negatively to women, and "is holding on to their crucial support in most battleground states."
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