Times/Bay News 9/Herald Florida Poll: Mitt Romney 51, Barack Obama 45By Alex Leary, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Florida continues to look good for Mitt Romney. The Republican holds a 6-point lead in the state essential to his hopes of defeating President Barack Obama, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/Miami Herald poll.
The poll shows slight tightening, with Romney's 51-45 lead down 1 percentage point from the Times' statewide poll a month ago. Other Florida surveys show a tighter contest and both campaigns are blanketing the state with appearances geared toward scraping together every last vote.
Still, nearly every key indicator in the Times' pre-Election Day poll reveals Romney's advantage in a state Obama won four years ago. (Continues)
As a side note, The Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Times endorsed Obama.