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Election 2012 Poll Shows President Obama Rising in Florida


BRADENTON -- A new June 27 Quinnipiac University poll of swing states has President Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points in Florida, bouyed by gains among Hispanic voters. Obama gained 7 percent of the Hispanic vote since the June 21 poll, while Romney lost 7 percent in the demographic, after both candidates hit Florida to give speeches on immigration policy. On the issue of immigration policy, 56-32 percent of Florida voters supported the President's initiative, while 46-40 said he would do a better job on immigration policy.

President Obama, who is himself half caucasian and half African, leads among black voters in the state 85-6, while trailing Romney 50-35 among white voters. Among women, the President leads 47-40, while men are divided evenly. In the coveted independent vote, obama leads by a 44-37 margin in Florida. Voters give Obama a 47 - 47 split on favorability, while Romney got a negative 37 - 42 percent favorability rating in the state. Questions about managing the economy and being good for voters' personal economic situation were split even.

For the 16th month in a row, Florida voters disapproved of Governor Rick Scott's performance, this time by a 48-35 margin. In Florida's Senate Race, Bill Nelson and Connie Mack remained in a dead heat with 17 percent of voters polled still undecided.


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