Poll: Obama Has Slight Edge in Florida, Santorum Pulls Closer Than Romney

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Barack Obama continues to hold the slightest of edges over the GOP field among voters in the crucial swing state of Florida according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.

While it's statistically irrelevant, Santorum does actually pull closer to Obama than Mitt Romney. Up until now the general thinking is that Romney would do better in the general election, and previous polls have shown the former Massachusetts Governor to be much more competitive with President Obama in the Sunshine State.

Obama leads Romney 46 percent to 43 percent in the latest poll. Other polls in late January showed Romney winning with an edge of up to 5 percent, but polling through February showed Obama was back on top in Florida. The 3-point margin is the same margin Rasmussen found in February.

What's more interesting is the result of the Obama-Santorum matchup. Obama leads Santorum 45 percent to 43 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent, so in essence both Santorum and Romney are statistically tied with the president, but that's still good news for Santorum.

Though, Rasmussen polling seems to be more favorable to Santorum than other organizations. In Feburary, Rasmussen found the Obama-Santorum match up to be 47 to 46 percent. To put in prospective, the Real Clear Politics polling average gives Obama a 0.4 percent margin over Romney, but a 9.0 percent margin over Santorum. However, Rasmussen has been responsible for the two latest major polls in the state.

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Rick Santorum is the anti-gay, anti-abortion  anti-womyn, anti-science. Who is running on these social issues. Never mind health reform or jobs. Or anything important or non-discriminatory, for that matter. He does not understand that there is a Separation of church and state.the federal endorsement of a deity or religion violates the united states constitution


Drake, you are right on target.  I cannot believe anyone could vote for this guy.  What did Ron Paul call him?  A FAKE, I believe.  He is a Washington insider, preying on the public by using his grandfather and the mines.  He never mentions his father was a doctor and his mother a nurse for the VA.  He picked up on government jobs I suppose from his family.  What does he know about private sector jobs, other than companies have paid him well for his lobbying.  Speaking of a Washington insider, he is your man.   

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