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Romney Up Seven Points in Florida

A new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll shows Mitt Romney at 51 percent, with President Obama lagging behind at 44 percent. A month ago, Obama was ahead by one point, 48 percent to Romney’s 47 percent.

And a lot of the movement is due to the debate:

The debate prompted 5 percent of previously undecided voters and 2 percent of Obama backers to move to Romney. Another 2 percent of Obama supporters said they are now undecided because of the debate.

“There’s no question in my mind that debate made people stand up and pay attention, and it really wiped away any questions people had about Romney, whether they were undecided or soft for Obama,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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