Skip to comments.Times/Bay News 9/Herald exclusive Florida poll: Romney 51, Obama 44 (mason-dixon poll)
Posted on 10/11/2012 3:24:51 PM PDT by sunmars
Barack Obamas lackluster debate performance last week has dramatically altered the presidential race in Florida, with Mitt Romney opening up a decisive 7 percentage point lead.
Conducted this week found 51 percent of likely Florida voters supporting Romney, 44 percent backing Obama and 4 percent undecided. Thats a major shift from a month ago when the same poll showed Obama leading 48 percent to 47 percent and a direct result of what Obama himself called a bad night at the first debate.
The debate prompted 5 percent of previously undecided voters and 2 percent of Obama backers to move to Romney. Another 2 percent of Obama supporters said they are now undecided because of the debate.
Theres no question in my mind that debate made people stand up and pay attention, and it really wiped away any questions people had about Romney, whether they were undecided or soft for Obama, said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
Across the board, from who is better suited to improve the economy, to who will protect Medicare, to looking out for the middle-class, to handling foreign policy, likely Florida voters now favor the former Massachusetts governor over the president.
Its a very big shift since the debate, and where the shifts are taking place are very, very interesting because they are the types of shifts you see in Florida when something starts to break one way or another, said Coker, likening it to when Ronald Reagan shot past Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Take Tampa Bay, the battleground region that invariably mirrors statewide results. A month ago, Obama had a 4 percentage point lead in Tampa Bay. This week, Romney led by 8 percent, 52 to 44. In Central Florida, Romney now leads by 6 points.
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I think that was SurveyUSA who said that on O’Reilly’s show..said that Romney is winning North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida..said they are pulling people out because there is no point in continuing to poll there
It was Suffolk. This poll supports his conclusion.
Thanks for correcting me..Suffolk, NOT SurveyUSA..my bad got them both confused
Romney over 50% in Florida.
Stick a fork in Obama. This thing is almost over....
Oh. My. God. I. Am. In. Heaven. Over. This.
I just did a cartwheel across my living room without knocking over any furniture.
Means we can say goodbye to Nelson as well...a GOP pick up in the Senate
Be careful now...we need you Nov 6th!
Times is sooo in the tank for Obama..this will be in the FOOD section tomorrow..
Keep praying and turn out the vote on our side.
The Times is a liberal paper and they are showing this poll..WOW it must be REALLY REALLY bad for Obama
Obama’s disapproval = 54%!
Good news ping!
There is a polling establishment out there who has a republican and a democrat pollsters...does anyone here know the name of the polling agency? I believe Rush has mentioned them before and said they are to be reliable.
That was another pollster from Suffolk University.
So many different pollsters, making my head spin lol
When I was watching the first Romney-Obama debate, I was pacing back and forth in my housing, throwing my hands up, screaming, “I can’t believe how good this.”
“This is it. Obama lost the election tonight,” I yelled. And this was after only 30 minutes. I just go better and better.
After all we’ve endured the last four years, my joy is going to be unbounded when Obama is “buried” in a landslide that will break all records. I hope the Democrat Party is also utterly destroyed and discredited for generations to come.
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