Poll: Romney Inches Past Obama in Florida
The poll found that 44 percent of Floridians now line up behind Mitt, compared to 43 percent for Obama. That is indeed a statistical tie. A Rasmussen reports poll from last week also shows Romney with a one point lead in a statistical tie.
"Gov. Mitt Romney has closed President Barack Obama's leads in Ohio and Florida to the point that those two states are now essentially tied, a turnaround from the end of March when the president enjoyed leads in those key states," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a release.
Obama's job performance has a 46-50 approval rating, and a 50 - 45 percent split of Floridians say he doesn't deserve to win reelection.
"The dead heat in Florida appears to be a result of Obama's decline as much as anything else. In March the president had a 51 - 44 favorability rating compared to 46 - 47 percent today," Brown said. "Romney barely moved, from 41 - 36 favorable in March to 40 - 34 percent favorable now."
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