[UPDATE] 4-12 11am -
Only a third of independent voters in Florida say they approve of President Barack Obama’s performance, according to a new Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll that also found Obama would lose to either Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee if the election were held today. The April 4-7 phone survey found Republican Romney leading Huckabee among GOP voters 23 percent to 18 percent. In the poll, commissioned by Ron Sachs Communications, 43 percent of respondents approved of Obama's performance and 56 percent disapproved. Among crucial independent voters 56 percent also disapproved of his performance, while just 34 percent approved.
Republicans Mitt Romney and Mike
Huckabee hold a slight lead over President Barack Obama in a new
poll of Florida residents on next year's presidential election.
If the election were held now, 48 percent said they would vote
for Romney while 43 percent preferred Obama. Huckabee was favored 49 percent to 44 percent in the same match-up. The two former governors were the only Republicans leading the incumbent president in a survey of 800 likely voters taken between April 4 and April 7 by Washington-based Mason-Dixon Polling and Research. The random telephone survey, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points was completed the day before Obama and Congress announced their compromise on the federal budget.
Obama carried Florida in 2008 by roughly 250,000 votes.