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Is Florida Vote Too Close to Call?

Florida's vote in the presidential race could be the closest in the nation.

Public Policy Polling's final poll of the cycle in Florida shows Obama leading 50/49. More specifically, 473 respondents chose Obama and 472 picked Romney.

According to PPP: Of 4 polls in Florida over the last three weeks, there was a 1 point race every time.

"Obama has been up slightly twice and Romney has been up slightly twice. There is a massive generational gap in the state with Romney leading 61/38 among seniors while Obama leads within every other age group.

"The Paul Ryan selection didn't hurt Romney with Florida seniors as some had thought it might. Obama's up 52/47 with women, 53/47 with Hispanics, and 91/9 with African Americans while Romney has a 53/47 edge with men and a 59/40 one with white voters."

Happy Election Day

From the Florida Current: Polls in Florida are open in Florida from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election that will decide the next president of the United States, a Florida U.S. Senate seat, 27 congressional seats, 140 seats in the Florida Legislature, retention votes for three Florida Supreme Court justices, 11 constitutional amendment questions and myriad local races across the state.

MARCO RUBIO, SUPER SURROGATE via James Hohmann of POLITICO

 "Republicans don't have a Bill Clinton, but they do have Florida's junior senator.

 "Marco Rubio is scheduled to do a primetime cable tour tonight, including CNN's Erin Burnett, FOX 's Sean Hannity, and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

 "At Romney's big rally in West Chester Friday night, nearly 100 top GOP surrogates took the stage before fanning out to swing states in the final days. Many were introduced by loudspeaker. No one from outside Ohio received louder cheers. It was Rubio's 70th campaign event for the Romney campaign, and it came at the end of a 12-hour campaign swing through Ohio with Josh Mandel.

 "Rubio has visited every key swing state, including a 1,000-person rally last Thursday in Philadelphia. He's also campaigned with or raised money for Republican Senate candidates in Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Nevada, Florida and Virginia. Notably, much of this activity happened after he was passed over for VP."

Stroll Through the National Polls

FINAL NATIONAL POLLS, American Research Group: Obama 49%, Romney 49%; Democracy Corps: Obama 49%, Romney 45%; Gallup: Romney 49%, Obama 48%; Monmouth: Obama 48%, Romney 48%; Public Policy Polling: Obama 50%, Romney 48%
Rasmussen: Romney 49%, Obama 48%

UPI/CVoter: Obama 49%, Romney 47%

Let's Get This Party Started

SaintPetersblog has a complete listing of political celebrations:

  • U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will be at Mangroves, 208 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa.
  • Senator Jack Latvala will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 62 candidate Janet Cruz will be hosting a victory party at Montauro Ristorante at 2501 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa.
  • House District 63 candidate Mark Danish will be at his home at 18048 Arbor Crest Dr., Tampa.
  • House District 65 candidate Peter Nehr will be at Lee Roy Selmon’s, 34200 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor.
  • House District 66 candidate Larry Ahern will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 66 candidate Mary Lou Ambrose will be at the Pinellas DEC’s Victory Party at Gunslingers, 13563 Icot Blvd, Clearwater.
  • House District 67 candidate Ed Hooper will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 68 candidate Frank Farkas will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
Carolo November 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM
As much as the Gov of Florida has played with the Constitution, I don't expect Obama to win FL. Seems when you vote in FL, you have to take a chair, a lunch box, a pillow, a port-a-pottie and a tent. Ohio is looking the same way.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Warning: Republican desperation to steal Obama votes! This is for real, so anybody on Facebook or getting emailed instructions that appear to be a helpful hint to Democrats, this is a deception. Read on... http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/dont-pass-it-voting-booth-hoax-spreads-facebook-1C6884772
cherylwithac November 07, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Who cares if Florida is too close to call? Obama won without Florida, a state that is the laughingstock of the nation for not counting the votes on time. Florida also has a self-inflated view of itself which is not warranted by the facts.
cherylwithac November 07, 2012 at 02:47 PM
No, Ohio counted its votes on time. Florida didn't.
Linda November 07, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Not if Scott has anything to do with it.
Michael D. November 07, 2012 at 08:48 PM
cheryl, it matters because of the 29 electorial votes. Regardless of the voting issues, which are mainly by people who shouldn't be voting (in my opinion), it does matter.
RD November 08, 2012 at 06:25 AM
It doesn't matter how Florida voted and we've now shown that we don't matter. We're going on day 2 and still don't have all the votes counted. You can thank our governor and the republican legislature for this epic failure. Scott is the next one to go.
cherylwithac November 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Michael D. it doesn't matter how Florida voted because the results will have no effect on the outcome: President Obama has been reelected with no need for Florida's electoral votes. In fact, why should Florida even hold elections in the future, since it's a state that so often can't count its votes in a timely manner (as opposed to the other 49 states).
cherylwithac November 08, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I certainly hope that Scott is the next to go. How the Medicare Fraud King was ever elected is beyond me.
RD November 08, 2012 at 09:52 PM
He may make it easy for us. He's vowed to not uphold the Affordable Care Act which will violate federal law. Watts: Give it a rest.
Michael D. November 08, 2012 at 10:46 PM
cheryl, I know you feel that way, it is easy too think that way when there have been issues. But when the population dictates your electorial college value and there are not that many states above our value. Then it matters. Why do you think the President, Vice President, Mitt Romney, etc.. made multiple trips down here to get votes. Yes, this election we didn't matter as much, but 29 electorial votes will always matter.
Michael D. November 08, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Remember who was running against him. That is why. He was able to sell that he wasn't the other guy. Not run on the fact he was a good politican.
rick barasso November 10, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Rick Scott, Did you see his interview, concerning the Republicans efforts to minimize the rights of Democrats, with concern to right to vote. WHAT A LYING PUTTS HE IS!!!! NA-NA-NA- NA-NA-NA-HEY-HEY-GOODBYE
Lynda November 10, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Does anyone believe that by the next election, we will remember and vote out of office those who are responsible for trying to make voting difficult in 2012? Who put 12 complex, unneeded constitutional amendments on the ballot? Who refused to authorize additional locations for early voting? It is discouraging that so many long time politicians have been reelected or have run unopposed in this election. One election fiasco after another, Florida keeps electing Republican Governors with Republican-controlled legislatures who proudly admit they all believe government doesn't work and then proves it to us everyday through their incompetence in governing. Why don't we believe them and vote for someone who wants government to work? However, even "small government" zealots should understand that running elections is a critical government function. Why didn't Gov. Scott and his legislature do their jobs with the 2012 election? Why don't we voters hold them accountable?
Elizabeth Belcher November 10, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Don't kid yourself. Rick will bend a little and "give something" to the teachers and middle class. Voters have a short memory and attention span so they will vote him in again. Then Rick will be able to take away everything that he "gave" and then some.
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Gov Scott tried his best to prevent the prescription drug database from passing the house of reps. Scott could give me his right arm,it would not matter, i will never forget hios past actions , including stopping early voting , which Iam sure prevented fl count to be delayed. Scott is in bed with BIG pharma and the like . We all know why Romney could not be seen with Gov Scott for this election !!! All year long Scott was saying how well FLORIDA was growing jobs , meanwhile Romney sang a differant tune . You would of thought they would of have their game plan worked out before the election. Bottom line is Romney and Scott are two bookends in my book
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
When Charlie Christ runs , he will get my vote
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Elizabeth Belcher Voters MAY have a short memory and attention span , HOWEVER Gov Scott is toast . We all know a snake when we see one
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Check out Sen Rubio and the Taj Mahal before you vote the next time around in 2016 . Reps DONT change their spots , remember this. Let Rubio explain the Taj Mahal and his actions.
Sally Wilson November 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I won't forget what Rick Scott has done to this state and continuing to do! He is dening so many people Medicaid from the Affordable Healthcare Act with his usual excuse "it will cost the taxpayers". Well he has guaranteed the taxpayers will be paying because the hospitals will still have to care for people without insurance and we will be paying. If he would allow the AFA for Medicaid in Florida then the hospitals would be paid from Medicaid!

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