PPP: Obama Leads Romney In Florida

A new survey from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm, shows President Barack Obama with a 5-percentage point advantage over Mitt Romney in the perennial bellwether state of Florida.

Obama leads Romney, 50 percent to 45 percent. Among the Floridians surveyed, 51 percent approve of Obama’s job performance — the same percentage of respondents who find the former Massachusetts governor unfavorable.  

The TPM Poll Average shows Obama with a comparable lead over Romney in Florida, marking a significant turnaround for the president in the Sunshine State since the beginning of the year. 


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