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Rasmussen Florida : Romney 51% Obama 47%
Rasmussen Reports ^

Posted on 10/12/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT by sunmars

Mitt Romney has crossed the 50% mark for the first time to widen his lead to four points in Florida.

Ninety-two percent (92%) of likely Florida voters say they have already made up their minds which candidate they will vote for. Romney leads 52% to 48% among these voters.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 47%. Two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This is the widest gap between the candidates in surveys this year, but Florida remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Prior to these findings, the candidates have been within two points of each other in Florida in every survey since April. Last week, it was Romney 49%, Obama 47%.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; election2012; elections; fl; fl2012; florida; obama; rasmussen; romney
Yup Florida is trending Red.
1 posted on 10/12/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars; SeekAndFind; MinuteGal; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; LucyT

Keep up the good work Florida!


2 posted on 10/12/2012 7:52:54 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: sunmars

VERY glad to see that! Hope it continues, along with NC and VA. OH needs a bit more work!


3 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

ping


4 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: sunmars

Landslide coming


5 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: hoosiermama

If 92% likely have concreted and its 52-48 Romney, Obama would have to run the board on the other 8%..tough tough ask.

Good news today from Virginia and Florida......this is really all trending Romney now.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 7:55:19 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Perdogg

Excellent. thanks


7 posted on 10/12/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: sunmars; kingattax; ExTexasRedhead

};-)



Ping!
8 posted on 10/12/2012 7:58:01 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: sunmars

I think the election was decided last Wednesday night. Romney cut through the media filter and directly sold himself to the American people. I don’t think there are that many undecideds left; the only thing the undecideds of today will decide is to decide to not vote.

It will be closer than it should be, but I’m confident Romney will win.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: hoosiermama

It really has a different feel to it here in Central Fl from 2008. During my daily 20 min drive to work I have seen one Obama car sticker...dozens of Romney. I see Romney yard signs in all kinds of neighborhoods.

Have not decided if it’s a lock yet...but am more optimistic than I was in 2008 :)


10 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:22 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: sunmars

Nice. Felt very confident about Florida all year, but the polls really were showing it could go either way. Looks like it is close to being locked down.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 8:04:40 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

Rumor is Obama is packing up in Florida. Also heard something interesting earlier about a poll showing Romney knocking off ME-02’s electoral vote. Now that would be delicious.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: henkster

Big audience for first debate. People made up their minds,were swayed,whichever. I think we’ll see declining viewership for the next 2 which will hurt Obumbler unless there’s some big headline coming out of the second one to get peoples attention again.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:17 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: sunmars

This poll and the Mason Dixon one from yesterday just validate the Suffolk poll director’s statement from the other night. So keeping Florida, Virginia and North Carolina means Romney has a very real chance of winning and this election comes down to Ohio. Romney and Ryan will both have 4 stops in Ohio today and tomorrow.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:17 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: SE Mom

For the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE (I’m 57) I have apolitical yard sign, two in fact, since I live on a corner lot. R-R signs outnumber O-B signs 3-1. In 2008, O-B signs were everywhere, now it’s R-R signs by far...................


15 posted on 10/12/2012 8:10:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: ScottinVA

Ohio? More like PA, MI, NJ, NH, and even VT and ME!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: sunmars

Things are looking up here in Colorado, too. I’ve seen lots more Romney signs lately, and a friend who’s voting for BHO seemed embarrassed to admit it. Never seen an Obama supporter seem apologetic before. All good signs, I think!


17 posted on 10/12/2012 8:15:50 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


18 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:46 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: sunmars
Rumor is Obama is packing up in Florida.

Haven't heard that rumor. But this is what I have seen.

In the past 18 days, Obama ads on Tampa and Orlando TV stations during the local morning news have gone from 1 or 2 every break to 1 or 2 every hour.

Meanwhile, Obama drops in for a private fund-raiser in the Tampa/St. Pete area, does not make any public appearance and then takes off on Hot-Air Force 1 to go speak to college kids in another state.

Then he comes back to Florida for another fund-raiser and speaks to the students at U. of Miami again. 1st time he touted algae as a replacement for oil and this last time his spiel was about how carbon is eating the planet.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to recall something about Presidential candidates get to keep the money they raise to use as they wish after leaving office.

Would certainly explain his continued fund-raising as much as his posture and only speaking to inexperienced audiences explains that his internal polling shows him getting humiliated 11-6-12.

19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:23:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SE Mom

Dad and I went out for a drive looking for yard signs. Found ONE sign for Obama and one for Gary Johnson.

We went to vote yesterday clerks said they had been busy with small lines since they opened on Tuesday. Have spoken to several who are making an extra effort to vote this election. OTOH it was the college kids (out of state) who through the election to Obama here in IN in ‘08.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Red Badger

Wow! What part of Florida? I haven’t had a sticker on my car since Reagan either..have one this year! All I’ve gotten are honks, smiles and waves..took me awhile to figure it out!


21 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:56 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Dad and I went out for a drive looking for yard signs. Found ONE sign for Obama and one for Gary Johnson.

We went to vote yesterday clerks said they had been busy with small lines since they opened on Tuesday. Have spoken to several who are making an extra effort to vote this election. OTOH it was the college kids (out of state) who threw the election to Obama here in IN in ‘08.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

This is very interesting.....

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/10/12/politics/poll-romney-five-points-ahead-of-obama-in-maines-2nd-congressional-district/

Poll: Romney five points ahead of Obama in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District


23 posted on 10/12/2012 8:40:44 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SE Mom

Ft. Walton Beach - Destin, 40 miles east of of Pensacola..........My wife and I wore our R-R tee shirts to the Destin Seafood Festival this past weekend and we got smiles, winks and a few high fives.............


24 posted on 10/12/2012 8:40:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: sunmars

Okay, Florida! You’re winning it. Keep up the good work, let the campaign move on to other states that may swing.

Florida is in the bag if the locals keep up the ground game.

Move the money to Ohio, Michigan, Colorado and Wisconsin.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 8:47:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Don’t get too overconfident. Obama still has time for some last-minute mediscare robocalls. I do think we should pull 90% of what we have from North Carolina. That’s a done deal.

New Hampshire is trending nicely too.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: sunmars

FL, VA, NH, NC “painted red”. Next up, OH and CO! Then, it’s over. PA, WI and MI would be icing on the cake. Could have Dick Morris actually been right all along?

Regardless, Mitt, keep up the carpet bombing and play the next 2 debates to a draw or better.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 9:21:30 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: sunmars

“If 92% likely have concreted and its 52-48 Romney, Obama would have to run the board on the other 8%”

He would have to take around 75% of the undecideds, which is unprecedented, and impossible without an overwhelmingly high approval rating.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT by Go_Raiders (The wrong smoke detector might just kill you - http://www.theworldfiresafetyfoundation.org)
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To: ScottinVA

>>Hope it continues, along with NC and VA. <<

Suffolk’s pollster said on TV at least 3 days ago that FL, NC and VA were not worth polling anymore because Romney clearly had them locked up already.

I suspect he was using a more realistic Dem/GOP breakdown, as we’re seeing now in where FL and VA are suddenly both getting Romney with 7 point leads in a poll.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 10:40:24 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: sunmars
Way to cross over the 50% mark.......Come ooooooonnn.....Florida..

Come On!!!!

30 posted on 10/12/2012 10:42:47 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: wiggen
After the CIA was thrown under the bus on Bengazi by Bite Me! last night.......

I'm wondering if there's going to be pay back for that before the next debate.

31 posted on 10/12/2012 10:46:59 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Red Badger

>>My wife and I wore our R-R tee shirts to the Destin Seafood Festival this past weekend and we got smiles, winks and a few high fives.....<<

You know, you might just be onto something. We all suspect there’s a huge undercurrent of previous Obama voters deserting him. A lot of those people are followers, easily swayed by the prevailing mood.

Maybe if we all started wearing campaign garb, buttons, etc., those same people would decide it’s really okay to go with Romney? There’s a landslide coming, and that could make it even bigger.

Someone else in this thread made a similar comment regarding getting honks, etc., for a Romney bumper sticker. Maybe we wouldn’t get the car keyed after all; maybe we’d add to the wave election now underway instead? Could really help with the early voting too.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 10:50:52 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Red Badger

>>For the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE (I’m 57) I have apolitical yard sign....<

Hey, if you’re going to go to the effort of putting one up, put up a political one. An apolitical one is a waste of time.....*s*


33 posted on 10/12/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

>>PA, MI, NJ, NH, and even VT and ME!<<

Consider Illinois. According to RCP, it was last polled in early September, before both debates and before the Libyan debacle.

Obama had a 13 point lead, it was a poll of Registered Voters, not Likely Voters, and he was polling below 50%, (at 47%) a danger signal for incumbents. It probably also overweighted Dems, since that was common in September polling.

Anyone from Illinois got a perspective on this?

If polled today, it might move all the way from Solid Obama to Leans Obama, or even to a Toss Up.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman

We can only do so much as individuals, but the meme that ‘You are a racist if you don’t support Obama’ is over, done and buried. People have seen the error of their ways and are not likely to repeat it. They are not afraid any more...............


35 posted on 10/12/2012 11:07:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Norseman

well, it would be apolitical if one was an R-R sign and the other was a O-B sign?......


36 posted on 10/12/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

(grin) That would surely mark you as one of Rush’s “moderates.”


37 posted on 10/12/2012 11:12:21 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman

That would also tend to piss off my neighbors..........


38 posted on 10/12/2012 11:17:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Norseman

On my way to work there is a horse ranch with a big sign out front that says ‘FREE MANURE’.

I have been tempted to get a Obozo sign and put it in front of it just to make a statement..........


39 posted on 10/12/2012 11:19:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: N. Theknow

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to recall something about Presidential candidates get to keep the money they raise to use as they wish after leaving office.

Would certainly explain his continued fund-raising as much as his posture and only speaking to inexperienced audiences explains that his internal polling shows him getting humiliated 11-6-12.


As I understand it, as long as they can relate what they are doing to their
time in office they keep it.

e.g. Set up an office in their home, give speeches on economy, nation building,
world views etc.

The kind of crap Clinton does and gets paid for.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 11:21:16 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: SE Mom

Unfortunately it is the opposite here in Tallahassee. Very disappointed to see so many Obama yard signs in our neighborhood - made up mostly of older retired folks. Obama has been very good at bombarding the TV with ads geared towards the elderly. The latest one hints that elderly people won’t be able to go to nursing homes if Romney is elected.

Praying that the rest of the state is much different!


41 posted on 10/12/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: SE Mom
It really has a different feel to it here in Central Fl from 2008. During my daily 20 min drive to work I have seen one Obama car sticker...dozens of Romney. I see Romney yard signs in all kinds of neighborhoods.

I'm with you. I travel the state of Florida daily and I see tons of Romney/Ryan bumper stickers and a few Bowbama. As far as yard signs, I have yet to see a Bowbama sign, but there are a gazillion Romney/Ryan signs everywhere! I just keep hoping it's not just the bumper stickers or yard signs, but votes to get Bowbama out of our house! (Trending that-a-way, it appears!)

42 posted on 10/14/2012 5:59:48 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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