Gallup poll: President Obama leads Romney in swing states 48%-39%

President Barack Obama has expanded his lead over Mitt Romney to nine points among independents in swing states, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The president now leads the former Massachusetts governor 48 percent to 39 percent. Among the same group in February, Obama lead Romney 49 percent to 43 percent.

“The movement toward Obama is essentially due to independents’ changing preferences, because Democrats’ and Republicans’ preferences have been highly stable,” Gallup said in a release accompanying the survey results.

The poll was taken between March 20th and 26th of voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Overall, the president leads Romney in those states 51 percent to 42 percent.

Independents and those swing states are the place to look kids.  Don’t worry about California, New York, Texas or Tennessee – we know how those will go.  Watch the swing states and the independents in those states.

Just saying….