Romney Likelier than Gingrich to Win Florida in General Election

by Katrina Trinko

Two new polls show that Mitt Romney currently has a good shot at winning Florida in the general election if the nominee, while Newt Gingrich would almost certainly lose.

In the Suffolk University/WSVN-TV Miami poll of likely Florida general election voters, Romney would defeat Obama by 5 points, 47 percent to 42 percent. Gingrich would lose by 9 points, at 40 percent to Obama’s 49 percent.

Romney would tie with the President, with both at 45 percent, according to the new Quinnipiac University poll.  Running against Gingrich, Obama would get 50 percent to Gingrich’s 39 percent.

(Hat tip: Political Wire.)