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Poll: Prez race deadlocked in Florida, but Nelson has breathing room

by John Kennedy | October 3rd, 2012

Another poll Wednesday shows the race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney deadlocked in Florida, but gives Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson more breathing room in his contest with Republican Connie Mack IV.

Obama holds a 47-46 percent lead over Romney in a survey of 890 likely voters, according to the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the Sept. 20-Oct. 1 poll for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. The survey has a 3.3 percent margin-of-error.

Nelson, however, commands an 11 percentage point lead over Mack among likely voters, 52-41 percent, with only 7 percent undecided.

Suffolk University in Boston released a poll Tuesday showing Obama up by 3 percentage points in Florida, within that survey’s margin-of-error. Nelson held a more modest, 6 percentage point lead, Suffolk found.

In Marist’s survey of the presidential race, Obama has lost some of his once-sizable lead among women voters in Florida. A month ago, Obama held a 12 percentage point lead over Romney among women voters — with the margin now down to 3 percent in the latest survey.

Romney, too, has lost some of his dominance among men. Once ahead of Obama by 4 percentage points among men, Romney’s edge is now one percent, Marist found.

In Florida’s Senate contest, Nelson holds a six percentage point lead over Mack among men and a 15 percent margin among women voters.


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8 Responses to “Poll: Prez race deadlocked in Florida, but Nelson has breathing room”

  1. Concerned Taxpayer Says:

    Most of these “polls” are simply propaganda gerry-rigged to give the public an appearance of success for Obama. Obama loses in a landslide once seniors realize he plans to cut an additional $250 BILLION out of Medicare after he is elected. Bob Woodward, the Watergate reporter, announced he has seen the documents outlining Obama’s plan to gut seniors’ Medicare to give free insurance to illegals and those who refuse to work. Read something besides this newspaper and learn about it. You will not see this story here.

  2. TJ Says:

    Today, the Daily Caller released new video of then Senator Obama’s pointed 2007 speech accusing the federal government of racism when administering funds to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ( Although the story itself isn’t new, the full video of that speech had never before been released and Mr. Obama’s tone and manner could be considered incendiary. Whether or not the facts are new, the release of the full video has been largely ignored by many mainstream media outlets, particularly regional and city news sites.

    Everyone can draw their own conclusions — and many may assume this is not new information. But to be denied the opportunity to read the story and view the video, many media outlets (including this one) are certainly giving the impression that they are issuing yet another “free pass” to the President. I urge this outlet to give the story fair coverage and let the people decide.

  3. Florida Guest Says:

    Well, I always knew Floridian Women had the smarts. They have figured out that Barryboy is a liar and he’s full of empty promises. If you look at the economy here its enemic and unemployment is still very high. Prices for food and gas don’t live to drop. Barryboy loves to point his finger and blame “W”, but those days are over. He had 4 years to do something and accomplished NOTHING! So please ladies..don’t fall for his flattery-its empty retoric…either vote for Romney or sit this one out. Just don’t vote for the Messiah. He’s brought us all down.

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  5. RENEGADE Says:

    The fact is that AFTER the debate tonight, Mitt will have a HUGE and CLEAR lead!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. MH Says:

    To quote an add just on TV, “Mitt Romney wins the middle class looses”


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