Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to do well against President Obama in Florida, always one of the key swing states in the presidential election. New Quinnipiac numbers out on Wednesday morning show Romney up on Obama by three points, 46 – 43. The problem seems to be Obama losing a bit of his base — the President gets only 84 percent of Democrats versus the 92 percent of Republicans Romney attracts. While Obama wins independent voters, Romney’s domination of the state’s conservative bloc is enough to get him over the top.
“Florida is among the most important swing states in the country and if the election was today President Barack Obama would have difficulty winning its electoral votes,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a release. “President Obama needs to mend fences in the Sunshine State, especially among men, whites and those voters without college degrees. The difference among voters by age is especially striking.”
The current TPM Poll Average of the Obama—Romney matchup in Florida shows Romney with a small .8 percent lead in the state.