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Quinnipiac Finds Romney Surging in Florida


Among all the swing states, Florida is increasingly looking like the one where Romney will breathe easiest:

Gov. Mitt Romney holds a 47 – 41 percent lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where 63 percent of voters say the president’s support of same-sex marriage will not affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Another 25 – 11 percent of voters, including 23 – 9 percent among independent voters, say Obama’s support of gay marriage makes them less likely to support his candidacy. Adding Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to the GOP ticket would give the Republican Romney/Rubio team a 49 – 41 percent lead over President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Romney’s lead in the horse race compares to a 44 – 43 percent tie in a May 3 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University and a 49 – 42 percent Obama lead March 28.

Romney has led, often narrowly, four of the last polls in the Sunshine State.

UPDATE: The headline for this post originally said that Romney was “surgining” in Florida. This is a little-known term that means to surge with surgical precision*.

* The term is little-known because I just made it up.

Tags: Barack Obama , Florida , Marco Rubio , Mitt Romney


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