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Fox News Florida poll: Obama 45, Romney 43; Rubio not a factor

by George Bennett | April 20th, 2012

Keep Florida in the toss-up column, according to a Fox News poll of Sunshine State voters that shows President Obama holdsing a within-the-margin-of-error lead over Mitt Romney.

Obama holds a 45-to-43 percent lead in the poll of 757 registered voters, which was conducted Sunday through Tuesday and has a 4 percent margin of error.

The poll finds Obama’s approval/disapproval percentages at 43/48, compared to 34/47 scores for Gov. Rick Scott. Likely Republican nominee Romney also has an underwater popularity score, with 41 percent viewing him favorably and 45 percent unfavorably.

The poll suggests that adding Sen. Marco Rubio to the GOP ticket wouldn’t have much impact. A Romney/Rubio ticket gets 44 percent of the Florida vote to 45 percent for Obama and Joe Biden.

15 Responses to “Fox News Florida poll: Obama 45, Romney 43; Rubio not a factor”

  1. Marcuscassius Says:

    So who owns Fox and who owns THIS rag.

    Because, honestly, who cares what Fox says other than Murdoch and his rich cronies?

    If Fox says its close, you can bet it ain’t.

  2. GO OBAMA! Says:

    OBAMA/DEMS in November!

    Fired up, ready to go!

  3. Oh Please Says:

    Just remember, polls are used to sway public opinion more than they are used to sample opinion. If FL is for Obama, then the poll taker used more DEMs than sane people.

  4. kelly Says:

    So Fox is trying to sway public opinion to Dems? Wondering who is sane.

  5. Searcher Says:

    Do you really trust a Fox News poll to be “fair and balanced?”. If Fox says Obama is ahead, he must be WAY AHEAD.

  6. GO OBAMA! Says:

    Speaking of Rubio…

    I’ve been trying to find out his position on the Violence Against Women Act (bill # S. 1925). His office refuses to say.

    The bill will pass because it already has enough votes… BUT WILL RUBIO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST?!?! He won’t say!

    Part of the reason is because the Violence Against Women Act helps protect victims of domestic violence including GLBT victims, native American victims, or undocumented immigrant victims.

    So, does he oppose protecting those people because of right wing politics?

    Again… HE WON’T SAY.

    Call his office and ask why he opposes protection for victims of violence, whether they are immigrants or GLBT:

    Miami: (305) 418-8553
    Washington DC: (202) 224-3041

  7. Downtown Danny Says:

    What the national media does not know is that we Floridians do know that Rubio is a liar and a fraud. He lied about his parents “fleeing Castro” to get votes from Cubans in south Florida and no one else in the state ever liked him. He has done NOTHING for Florida and his career has been the same – get elected to any political offic at any cost then do nothing but look for the next election – just as he is doing now.

  8. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    @Downtown Danny

    I think you are referring to Bill Nelson.

  9. Dmann Says:

    Obama is a failure and a fraud. He will only win New England, New Jork, and of course the last remaining slave state California.

  10. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    Mixing and Matching

    Apparently the soaring national debt and the threat of a nuclear Iran are not enough to occupy the government’s time, because the Obama administration is pushing to force Westchester County, N.Y., to create more low-income housing, in order to mix and match classes and races to fit the government’s preconceptions.

    Behind all this busy work for bureaucrats and ideologues is the idea that there is something wrong if a community does not have an even or random distribution of various kinds of people. This arbitrary assumption is that the absence of evenness or randomness — whether in employment, housing or innumerable other situations — shows a “problem” that has to be “corrected.”

    No speck of evidence is considered necessary for this assumption to prevail at any level of government, including the Supreme Court of the United States. No one has to show the existence, much less the prevalence, of an even or random distribution of different segments of the population — in any country, anywhere in the world, or at any period of history.

    Nothing is more common than for people to sort themselves out when it comes to residential housing, whether by class, race or other factors.

    When there was a large Jewish population living on New York’s lower east side, a century ago, Jews did not live at random among themselves. Polish Jews had their neighborhoods, Rumanian Jews theirs, and so on. Meanwhile German Jews lived uptown. In Chicago, when Eastern European Jews began moving into German Jewish neighborhoods, German Jews began moving out.

    It was much the same story in Harlem or in other urban ghettoes, where blacks did not live at random among themselves. Landmark scholarly studies by E. Franklin Frazier in the 1930s showed in detail how different neighborhoods within the ghettoes had people of different educational and income levels, with different male\female ratios and different ways of life living in different places.

    There was nothing random about it. Within Chicago’s black community, the delinquency rate ranged from more than 40 percent in some black neighborhoods to less than 2 percent in other black neighborhoods. People sort themselves out.

    None of this was peculiar to blacks or Jews, or to the United States. When emigrants from Scotland went to Australia, the Scottish highlanders settled separately from the Scottish lowlanders. So did emigrants from northern Italy and southern Italy.

    Separate residential patterns that are visible to the naked eye, when the people are black and white, are also pervasive among people who physically all look alike. Charles Murray’s eye-opening new book, “Coming Apart,” shows in detail how different segments of the white American population not only live separately from each other but have very different ways of life — and are growing increasingly remote from one another in beliefs and behavior.

    None of this matters to politicians and ideologues who are hell-bent to mix and match people according to their own preconceptions. Moreover, like many things that the government does, it does residential integration more crudely than when people sort themselves out.

    Back in the days when E. Franklin Frazier was doing his scholarly studies of the composition and expansion of black ghettoes, he found the most educated and cultured elements of the black communities living on the periphery of these communities.

    It was these kinds of people who typically led the expansion of the black community into the surrounding white communities. By contrast, government programs often take dysfunctional families from high crime ghetto neighborhoods and put them down in the midst of middle-class neighborhoods by subsidizing their housing.

    Whether these middle-class neighborhoods are already either predominantly black or predominantly white, the residents are often outraged at the increased crime and other behavior problems inflicted on them by politicians and bureaucrats.

    But their complaints usually fall on deaf ears. People convinced of their own superior wisdom and virtue have no time to spare for what other people want, whether in housing or health care or a whole range of other things.

    More good common sense thinking from another black economist to counter the proclamations from sheltered egghead libs with their “We think this is a good idea and want YOU to make it work and pay for it.”

  11. Don Says:

    Way too early to predict what will happen in 7 months, but if I were Rubio I would think twice before running with Romney for VP. Reason: (1) he is just being used for the Cuban vote in Florida and (2) if they lose the election he would have also lost a future in politics. My opinion ONLY.

  12. Dmann Says:

    Same Ole, Same Ole ….True but, Jersey Shore is the fav. Obama will get his 35%. He is gonna get his azz kicked, as well he should. He’s a Diva.

  13. Dmann Says:

    Don..Very, very true. The days of ethnic politics should be behind us. The vote should be on principle, not ethnicity. It’s the By God USA.

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