Poll: Presidential Race In Florida A Dead Heat

The presidential race in Florida remains as tight as the national contest playing out between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a new poll released Saturday shows.

In the latest release from Mason-Dixon, Obama clings to the slimmest of leads over Romney among Sunshine State voters, 46 percent to 45 percent.  Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico who is running for president on the Libertarian ticket, claims 2 percent.  

The addition of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to the Republican ticket has only a negligible effect on Romney’s prospects in Florida.  With Romney and Rubio pitted against Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the GOP challengers edge the Democratic incumbents, 46 percent to 45 percent.  

The PollTracker Average currently shows Florida as a tossup state.  

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