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Does Obama Hold Narrow Lead in Florida, Swing States?

A poll suggests President Barack Obama maintains a slender lead against Gov. Mitt Romney.

From the Political Wire...OBAMA'S INTERNAL POLL STILL SHOW LEADS IN SWING STATES

"Major Garrett reports the first batch of Obama internal polls came back from key swing states today and "revealed that Obama was not in free fall, as some feared, but that his support has returned to where it was in July and August.

" 'Internal Obama polling data show that all swing states have tightened up and that Romney is within the margin of error in states like Ohio and Virginia and Florida. It's now a dogfight across the swing-state battlefield and any sense of pre-debate complacency that some Obama hands feared was creeping into both turnout and fundraising has vanished.' "

 From the University of North Florida...UNF POLL OF FLORIDA: OBAMA 49%, ROMNEY 45%

"A new University of North Florida poll reveals President Barack Obama has a four-percentage point lead over Mitt Romney, 49 – 45 percent.

The key to the Obama lead is support from African-American voters (96 percent to 3 percent) and Hispanic voters, 59 - 33 percent).

"Also of interest, 37 percent of likely voters 'haven’t heard enough about' Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate,to have an opinion of him, which highlights the importance of his performance in the vice presidential debate Thursday."

From the Tampa Bay Times: PAUL RYAN GRABS A COUPLE OF SCOOPS BEFORE LEAVING ST. PETE by Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times

"Ryan wrapped up his debate prep in St. Petersburg Wednesday and left headed to Kentucky for Thursday night's debate - but not without ensuring he generated a little local publicity in the battleground of Tampa Bay.

"The Vice Presidential motorcade stopped at Old Farmer's Creamery on Fourth Street North, where he for a couple scoops of Moose tracks for himself and some cookie dough scoops, for Politico's Juana Summers, who just celebrated a birthday. The store was customer-free, but still a zoo with all the reporters and cameras with the travelling press corps."

From Sarasota.Patch.com: ANN ROMNEY FUNDRAISING IN SARASOTA

"There will be a return of a Romney in Sarasota on Thursday, and this time it's Ann Romney's turn.

 "The wife of Gov. Mitt Romney will be the special guest at a breakfast fundraiser for Congressman Connie Mack, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson for the U.S. Senate, according to the Republican Party of Sarasota County. Mitt Romney had appeared at a large grassroots fundraiser at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in September."

 

 

 

Watts October 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
538 has given a pretty insightful analysis about the current state of the polls today and comparing state polling to national, etc. But to quickly answer the question posed in the article title...yes, Obama is still running the board as far as the electoral vote because he is winning the swing states and with Ohio always being looked at as defining the true barometer of the nations final vote, he is still up by quite a bit... http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/oct-10-is-romney-leading-right-now/#more-35856
Beth Norquist October 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Bloomberg News story today reports that Medicare premiumns would climb 59 percent under Paul Ryan's Medicare plan. One more reason NOT TO VOTE for Romney-Ryan! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-15/medicare-premiums-would-rise-for-59-with-ryan-plan.html
Mike Chubre October 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
The people of the state of Ohio need to know that the republicans are a BIG part of the prescription drug abuse problem we have . Florida is one of the worst states for prescription drug abuse . The republicans in Florida fought for over 7 years against the database . First they claimed privacy issues and when that did not fly, they went on to budget issues . Under severe pressure they passed a watered down version of a database . The doctors are not required to report the controlled substance scripts they write . The drug dealers love this . They can go to 10 doctors a day and get as many scripts as they want . They pay cash and there is no paper trail . This country needs a national prescription drug database , not just state by by state . Just like we have a national drivers license database . In Florida the republicans would only pass the watered down database if the tax payers did not have to pay for it . They figure the cost to be 1 million a year to keep the database on line , so do the math . I dont believe anyone other than the republicans would disagree to pay for it. The money was never the issue anyway . The issue is that the republicans protect the profits the drug companies and doctors make . For this one reason alone I would never vote for a republican . Please vote for Obama in 201
Mike Chubre October 17, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Putting people who get controlled substances from doctors on a prescription drug database is NOT a punishment by any means . And if they are using the pain meds as directed and not selling them, then they have nothing to be upset over by being on the database . People should be happy some states have the database . By being on this database, its not a reflection of that person. The databases goal is to catch the drug dealers who are going to many many doctors day after day to get drugs to sell . No one should feel uneasy about this at all. As a parent you should be glad your state has a database if it does. Pasco county FL is the worst county out of 67 in florida for prescription drug abuse . If the database was written correctly we would a BIG part of the drug problems in the county . The drug dealers are now going to differant states daily to get their drugs instead of going to differant doctors in Fl becaause of the database we now have . But it has been reported only 2% of doctors are using it. It should be mandatory every time a script is written , but the republicans did not want to punish the drug dealers to much , so the reporting is voluntary . We could get a handle on the drug problem in Pasco , if the democrats were in charge . Just another reason we dont need a rep for president. It would be a step backwards . Please vote Obama for our children sake .
Mike Chubre October 17, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Sen Rubio approved of the Taj Mahal at a cost of 50million dollars A new court house many said was a mistake , including other republicans. So full of corruption that a judge had to resign in order for the surpreme court to not prosecute him. But the sen got to walk away without an explanation of any kind. We could not fund the prescription drug database at 1million , and the reps would not even allow the drug companies to pay for it at their request ??? Why? Because money was never the issue. Protecting the doctors wallets was . The drug companies like the idea of no database also . So why did the republicans not allow this database be tax payer funded? call your local sen and ask ? Good luck gettING A STRAIGHT answer , if any at all. What Iam trying to explain is the republicans have no use for the middle class . Please vote Obama
Colter95 November 01, 2012 at 02:12 PM
@Watts - A link to the NY Times? LOL!! Too funny... Yes, Romney is leading in Florida, and will win Florida... Obama cannot win this election based on economy and Benghazi, and the media cannot win it for him either... Despite their best efforts...
Colter95 November 01, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/

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