Q-poll: Obama +9 in Florida; Democrats +9 in survey sampleby George Bennett | September 26th, 2012
Eight polls released since Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” remarks went viral show President Obama with a lead of between 1 and 5 points over the Republican nominee in Florida while one poll shows Romney with a 1-point edge.
But a new Quinnipiac University survey released today gives Obama a 53-to-44 percent lead in the Sunshine State — the biggest margin he’s had in any poll in more than a year. Obama led by 3 points in Quinnipiac’s Florida poll one month ago.
Quinnipiac’s Florida sample is 36 percent Democratic, 27 percent Republican and 33 percent independent. Actual turnout in 2008, when Obama carried the state with 51 percent, was 37 percent Democratic and 34 percent Republican, according to exit polls.
Quinnipiac’s new Florida poll is part of a swing-state package for The New York Times and CBS News that also shows Obama with a 10-point lead in Ohio and a 12-point lead in Pennsylvania.