Enquirer News Update   -   Updated 6:40 p.m.

Poll: Bush holds 11-point lead in Ohio

The Enquirer

A new Ohio poll out today shows President George W. Bush with an 11-point lead over Sen. John Kerry.

The poll from the University of Cincinnati shows Bush with 54 percent and Kerry with 43 percent. Ralph Nader has two percent. Just one month ago the same poll showed Kerry and Bush statistically tied. A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Ohio poll earlier this month showed a similar post-convention bounce for Bush.

"We think the race is closer than that," said Kerry's Ohio spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri. "We're going to keep fighting it out."

The poll of 456 likely voters was taken Sept. 12 through Sept. 18. The margin of error on this poll is plus or minus 4.6 percentage points, which means Bush could be up 20 points, or just up one.