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