Poll: Obama Leads Romney By 5 In Florida

President Barack Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by 5-points in the crucial battleground of Florida, according to a new poll.

In the latest release from SurveyUSA — conducted on behalf of WFLA-TV in Tampa — Obama earns the support of 48 percent of likely Sunshine State voters, compared with 43 percent who give the nod to Romney.  

The PollTracker Average currently shows an extremely close race in Florida, with Obama barely edging Romney.

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