Obama Up 1 to 2 Percent in Three Latest Florida Polls
The race for Florida is still basically tied, but three new polls released this morning show President Obama with the slightest of leads. Though, all those leads are within the margin of error. Either way, it seems that both Obama and Mitt Romney still have a good shot at winning the Sunshine State.
First up is Quinnipiac, who have released their first poll of swing states in over a month. President Obama is down from his nine-point lead over Romney in the Q poll in September, but still slightly edges ahead 48-47 in the latest. Though, that leaves the two statistically tied.
"Much of the difference between Obama's solid lead at this point four years ago and today in the swing states and nationally is the drop in the president's support among white voters, especially in Florida, where he trails 59 - 37 percent among whites, a group he lost 56 - 42 percent in 2008, when he got 43 percent of the white vote nationally," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement.
Democratic polling firm Mellman Group also released a poll this morning giving Obama a slight edge. They show Obama with a slight 49-47 edge, again still within the margin of error. The poll also claims that among those who have already voted, the President leads 51 to 47 percent.
The latest NewsmaxZogby Florida tracking poll released today also shows Obama with a slight 48-47 lead. This poll is a three-day rolling average conducted online.
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