Obama, Romney In Florida Running Almost Neck And Neck

Allbiz - PWCM - JLA 2012/07/31 20:11:20

President Barack Obama is now barely edging out Mitt Romney in Florida, making the state effectively a tossup, according to a poll released Thursday by the Democratic firm PPP.

The poll shows Obama leading Romney by a single point -- 48 percent to 47 percent -- among likely voters. That's slightly narrower than in June when another PPP survey had Obama ahead by 4 points. The June survey included a broader sampling of registered voters, including some not considered as likely to vote in 2012.

The tightened race is due largely to a sea change among independents, who supported Obama by 9 points in June, but leaned toward Romney by 7 points in the latest poll. PPP instituted a tighter 'likely voter' screen between the June poll and the latest one, which could also account for some of the difference between the two polls.

Obama's approval rating in the state has slipped 6 points since June to a net negative, with 50 percent disapproving of his job performance and 47 percent approving.

The PPP poll surveyed 871 likely Florida voters by automated phone call between July 26 and July 29. It has a 3.3 percent margin of error.

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  • vdehl 2012/10/13 17:19:54
    Romney 8 points ahead in Florida.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/31 23:30:59
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    This should help make up your mind ----When Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the Treasury Department, the total national debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.08.
    At the end of January 1993, the month that President George H. W. Bush left office, the total national debt was $4.1672 trillion, according to the Treasury. Thus, the total national debt accumulated by the first 41 presidents combined was about $44.8 billion less than the approximately $4.212 trillion in new debt added during Obama’s term.
    As of Monday, Obama had been in office 986 days—or about 32 and a half months. During that time, the debt increased at an average pace of $4.27 billion per day. Were that rate to continue until Obama’s term ends on Jan. 20, 2013, the debt would then stand at about $16.86534 trillion—an increase of more than $6.2 trillion for Obama’s four years.
    That would equal nearly $53,000 for each American household or more than $66,00 for each full-time private-sector worker.
  • gr8punkin 2012/07/31 20:37:49
    Good news!

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