Obama, Romney Essentially Tied, Poll Shows

By: The News Service of Florida
By: The News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, Florida - May 10, 2012 -

President Barack Obama and his presumptive GOP opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are in a statistical dead heat in the nation's largest swing state about six months before voters head to the polls, according to a new poll from Suffolk University and WSVN-Miami. The survey shows Obama holding 46 percent of the vote to Romney's 45 percent, with 7 percent undecided. But Romney's selection of a running mate could swing the results -- with 47 percent of voters backing a ticket with Romney and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, compared to 44 percent for Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. A ticket with Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would lead Obama-Biden by a 47-45 margin. In January, the Suffolk/WSVN poll showed Romney with a 47 percent to 42 percent lead over Obama as the Republican primary was getting underway. "Despite locking up the Republican nomination and a strong showing in the Florida Republican primary in January, Romney still has a lot of work to do to win over Florida voters," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, in a news release. "He would need to repair the fallout of negativity from the Republican primaries by being more likable and offering general-election voters a positive alternative to President Obama." The poll, which has a margin of error of 4 percent, included telephone interviews of 600 registered voters from May 6-8.


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  • by True Patriot Location: Tallahassee on May 27, 2012 at 03:02 AM
    When Obama came to office America was loosing 750,000 jobs a month, not gaining hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. Everything was broken. Bush broke everything, and America did and said nothing. A vote for anyone except Obama would be suicide for our country, plain and simple!
  • by DANNY Location: TALLAHASSEE on May 26, 2012 at 05:03 AM
    THESE TWO GUYS ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE EXCEPT ONE HAS ALMOST DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY. WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT INCLUDING HILARY.
  • by im just saying on May 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    keep in mind mitt romney has safety net for the dommies that vote for him this man dsont give a dam about his dog a dog is a mans best friend what do you thank he will do for you.obama cant do no more than congress allow him to do but as always blame you trouble on the the president but i think you are blaming the wrong one bush sunk this ship not obama i thank obama has dont a good job for the mess he was put in and as for romney his song havent changed since he been running and it goes like this get rid of obama,get rid of obama,get rid of obama aint said nothing to convince me he s what to do nothing for the usa but get rid of obama .safety net for the poor
  • by Forrest Gump on May 13, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    One thing is certain about Romney. If he does become president, his portrait will be put on the $3 bill.
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      by Anonymous on May 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM in reply to Forrest Gump
      Are you nuts...oh wait...I guess your name says it all.
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      by Anonymous on May 15, 2012 at 04:49 AM in reply to Forrest Gump
      No, Newsweek has the picture for the $3 bill!
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    B Huessein is toast!
  • by Gerry on May 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM
    Romney and Obama are the same
  • by Willard on May 10, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    Romney led a group of bullies in boarding school that tackled a boy perceived as gay and cut his long, blond hair. Well, this won't help. He already has the bully vote wrapped up.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to Willard
      Cool. That makes Obama's use of cocaine and pot, during his high school years, acceptable.
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        by Willard on May 10, 2012 at 07:26 PM in reply to
        Take a course in logic. I understand there are a few schools in this town.
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          by Anonymous on May 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM in reply to Willard
          Snort, Guffaw, snort! Go back and read some of your own comments, then we'll discuss logic.
  • by Willard on May 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    Romney can't think on his feet. Before this thing is over he'll insert both feet in his mouth every time he opens it. But he'll still get the McCain 47% who can't stand even the thought of the Obama family in The White House.
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 05:36 PM in reply to Willard
      LOL. You are comparing "a show me the prompter text personality and let me read it" community organizer who has nearly bankrupted this country to a man who can think on his feet, is a trained attorney, has successfully run a business, finished his political term of office, ran the Olympics when it needed help,been governor of the State of Massachusetts and honors his commitments? And you are worried about Romney? Willard are you all there?
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        by Willard on May 10, 2012 at 07:25 PM in reply to Anonymous
        IRS records and forensic accounting will show exactly how much this crook has squirreled away in The Cayman Islands. I here another leak coming.
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        by Willard on May 10, 2012 at 07:45 PM in reply to Anonymous
        Anonymous, you neglected to mention what Romney is missing. A spine.
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          by Anonymous on May 12, 2012 at 08:18 AM in reply to Willard
          Obama and Romney both getting rich at our expense and both spineless....there is no difference
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          by Anonymous on May 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM in reply to Willard
          Romney completed his term of office as governor for the state of Massachusetts, came to help rescue the Olympics, has honored his word, does not change his religion, has a real birth certificate, has not hidden his grades, etc...Confronted with reality, you lapse to personal attacks...Oh "Willie" how childishly spineless of you.
  • by dog Location: gone on May 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    It's about the ECONOMY STUPID. Nothing else matters when you don't have a JOB. Everyone can't be on WELFARE because there would not be anyone to PAY for it.
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      by truth on May 10, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to dog
      vote romney and you want have a job nor welfare, nor unemploment!!!
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        by Anonymous on May 12, 2012 at 05:28 AM in reply to truth
        same with Obama.....
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      by dawg on May 25, 2012 at 08:46 AM in reply to dog
      hey dog, it is the economy. It sank when Bush was pres. Obama has lifted it up and continues to do so. The only welfare that exists is the welfare and taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil and corporations. Do you support that welfare and those subsidies dog?
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        by Anonymous on May 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to dawg
        Perhaps you could be more specific as to what "welfare and taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil and corporations", you are referring to?
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Anyone but Obama O'Dumb Dumb.
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