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Obama 48%-Romney 47% in hard-fought presidential race in Florida
Miami Herald ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 09/24/2012 4:36:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in a virtual tie in Florida, according to a Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll that indicates the Democrats’ convention buzz and the Republican’s recent troubles haven’t altered the race in this biggest of battleground states.

Obama is drawing 48 percent support to Romney’s 47 percent among likely voters — a lead well within the poll’s 3.5 percent error margin. Only 4 percent are undecided.

“Despite what some people have tried to claim, this race is still close in Florida,” said Brad Coker, who conducted the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey. “It’s very much a toss-up.”

Obama has fought Romney to a standstill over who’s more trustworthy when it comes to the economy. But 51 percent say they’re not better off than they were four years ago, while 41 percent say they are.

The president is also up by 6 percentage points when it comes to foreign policy — even after the attacks on a Middle East embassy and consulate that left four Americans dead.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 202polls; agitprog; bradcoker; fl2012; florida; partisanshills

1 posted on 09/24/2012 4:36:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Party affiliation of poll, vs actual registration?


2 posted on 09/24/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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I do not like the feeling that I have had for a long tine now: that Obama will get a 2nd term. Just do not feel Romney can pull it off. Things may just be so bad that most voters will stay with Obama and not chance it with Romney.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

41% think they’re better off , LIARS
Better with foreign policy, what like meeting with rappers, singers, off to Vegas after the attacks and not meeting world leaders

er yea OK that is some policy.

The media in this country has a lot to answer for


4 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: yield 2 the right

Romney is going to win in a landslide.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 4:45:58 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: AndyTheBear

scanned through it and found nothing...this is troubling:

“Obama, however, could have a crucial edge: the support of independent voters, who often decide elections in swing-state Florida. Independents back the president by 11 percentage points more than Romney. That’s a six-point shift since the last Mason-Dixon poll in July.”

then again

“The survey was taken just as Romney suffered the fallout of a leaked hidden video of the candidate making disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of taxpayers who pay no federal income tax.”


6 posted on 09/24/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ahmanutjob doubled down on Holocaust denial at the UN today. Israelis walked out, but the US reps stuck around listening to the nutjob. Meanwhile, Baraq Hussein Kardashian yuks it up with Whoopi Goldberg.

That oughta go over real well with Jewish voters in FLA & elsewhere.

7 posted on 09/24/2012 4:48:12 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: manc

Better with foreign policy !!??

I can’t believe it !

It’s still time for Romney Ryan to unload with big guns


8 posted on 09/24/2012 4:50:56 PM PDT by Ulysse (O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“51 percent say they’re not better off than they were four years ago, while 41 percent say they are.

That doesn’t bode well for the None when people are in the voting booth choosing which lever to push: do I really want 4 more years of THIS?


9 posted on 09/24/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: yield 2 the right

Don’t “feel” anything. Use the tools of thought and reason.

LLS


10 posted on 09/24/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: God luvs America
But then there is this:

If the same proportion of Republicans, Democrats and independents cast ballots in 2012 compared to 2008 — a high watermark for Democrats — Romney could have the edge on Election Day, the poll indicates.

...I am wondering if there was a typo? Seems to imply the poll was assuming a larger turn out for Democrats than they had in 2008? But then how can Obama be up 11 percent in poll among Independents and still only win by 1 overall if this is so? Incomplete data...and the data provided seems not to fit together.

11 posted on 09/24/2012 4:53:05 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: rfp1234

If Jews seeing Dems at the DNC Convention booing Israel didn’t convince them that the Dem party does not give a damn about Israel nothing will..unfortunately with many Jews Israel is not something they think or care about, its ideology first, Israel comes dead last


12 posted on 09/24/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where is Karl Rove, who said only Romney can win? Obama should be getting his butt kicked, but rove, Romney, coulter,.....decided they want a rino and were willing to lose many true conservatives so they could get romney. Now they have their leftie; he's just further left than they expected. They gave conservatives the finger in the primary. Now Conservatives are giving the rinos the finger back.
13 posted on 09/24/2012 4:58:33 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: yield 2 the right

The polls are manufactured. Keep your fire hot.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 4:59:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Gingers have no souls.)
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To: Hildy

I believe you are right. And BTW congrats to you.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by crz
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To: AndyTheBear

I think many of these polls are assuming 110% Dem turnout over 08. Not gonna happen. Wouldn’t be prudent.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 5:00:37 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mason Dixon has historically been the gold standard in state polling.

Relatively good news for Romney, although he still has much work to do.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 5:00:56 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: yield 2 the right

You actually believe a St Pete Slimes poll??
These creeps had Rick Scott. Losing by 5 pts on Election Day !!!
Yes , somehow the actual vote swing 6 pts in 12 hours and he won !!!

The polls cooked by the left wing rags in Fl are as slanted as they come !
One year Jeb Bush was neck
and neck with some crook of a trial lawyer from Tampa on Election Day but he won the very next day by 12 pts !!


18 posted on 09/24/2012 5:32:46 PM PDT by ncalburt (QUIETLY CHANG)
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To: Linda Frances

Are you do naive to think this same poll would have looked any different for any other GOP candidate ???
These are same cooked polls which ignore the new FL Id laws and voter roll clean
Up and Gov Scott will not keep the polls open non stop like Crist did in 2008 .
It’s two FL left wing rags in Fl cooking up the usual AstroTurf that has been done my entire life .


19 posted on 09/24/2012 5:40:47 PM PDT by ncalburt (QUIETLY CHANG)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama will lose Florida. This “poll” doesn’t reflect reality and anyone who believes it should have their head examined.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 6:01:08 PM PDT by Hero
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To: Hero

We want to believe you (very badly). But where are the data to support your assertion? Anecdotal stories are flying into this website left and right, but the personal accounts of a few individuals are not any more reliable than bad polls.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obamugabe will not win Florida. Jews in Palm Beach are pissed...the central corridor isn’t doing as well as it could...northern Florida, even with a Demon-rat as mayor in Jacksonville is a pipe dream for him....the only real stronghold that commie has is deep south Florida and Tallahassee.

Not enough.


22 posted on 09/24/2012 6:09:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BlueStateRightist
We want to believe you (very badly). But where are the data to support your assertion? Anecdotal stories are flying into this website left and right, but the personal accounts of a few individuals are not any more reliable than bad polls.

Anyone that is so naive as to believe that polls have actual data hasn't been paying attention. Nothing is real anymore - nothing. Ideas are "pushed" into the zeitgeist at astonishing speed, manufactured by a relatively small number of operatives. Signs are all around us - the way kids speak, the way polls ask questions, the words used by the media. For instance, how long do you think it will take for Hollywood to lull the masses into believing that Obamacare is a good thing?

WAKE UP! Don't let them tell you what to think. Don't let them create your thoughts for you. Learn how the game works and don't be afraid.

23 posted on 09/24/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT by Hero
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To: SoFloFreeper
Jews in Palm Beach are pissed

Jews all over the place are po'ed. Its about time.

24 posted on 09/24/2012 6:50:31 PM PDT by Hero
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To: Hero

“Jews all over the place are po’ed. Its about time.”

Means nothing.

Come election day, 65-75% of ‘em will walk into the polls and vote for the ‘rats (including Obama) anyway.

Wait and see.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney is an excellent manager. I don’t think his warchest or his ads are his secret weapons.I think Romneys weapon will be his managerial abilities and that he will register more republicans than 4 years ago and run an excellent GOTV operation. That is where he will shine I think.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 7:55:15 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Road Glide

Actually no democrat Presidential Candidate since Carter has won with less than 75% of the Jewish vote. If Obama gets down in tghe 60’s he will have big trouble.


27 posted on 09/24/2012 7:57:01 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Hildy; Free ThinkerNY; MinuteGal; Matchett-PI; M Kehoe; Bob Ireland; mcmuffin; Peter W. Kessler; ...
"...Romney is going to win in a landslide..."

I agree, Hildy! The polling hucksters are trying too hard to sell their crappy candidate.

It's not working ---
"It's the economy, Stupid!"
"8+% Unemployment for all your years, 0bumbles!"
"The moslems are still murdering people, including ours, and you go to Vegas!"
"And YOU wanna borrow another 5 Trillion dollars, you asshole?"

Landslide! ................................................. FRegards

28 posted on 09/24/2012 9:00:45 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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