Skip to comments.Rasmussen Florida : Romney 51% Obama 47%
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 Obamas 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%.
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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!
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.
This is very interesting.....
Poll: Romney five points ahead of Obama in Maines 2nd Congressional District
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.............
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.
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.
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.
“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.
>>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.
I'm wondering if there's going to be pay back for that before the next debate.
>>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.
>>For the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE (Im 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*
>>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.
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...............
well, it would be apolitical if one was an R-R sign and the other was a O-B sign?......
(grin) That would surely mark you as one of Rush’s “moderates.”
That would also tend to piss off my neighbors..........
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..........
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.