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CNN Florida poll: Romney 49, Obama 48



CNN: It's a tight race in Florida, with 49% of likely voters choosing Mitt Romney and 48% picking Barack Obama.  

Generational and income difference are the two main factors in the Sunshine State, with Obama holding double-digit leads among younger and less affluent voters and Romney piling up big margins among older and higher-income voters.  Despite a recent focus on female voters and women's issues, the gender gap is much smaller than the generation gap or the income gap, suggesting that in Florida women are voting more on the basis of pocketbook concerns and issues that split young and old throughout the country.  Romney and Obama are tied among two key swing groups -- Independents and suburban voters.

Interviews with 1,030 adults, including 922 registered voters and 681 likely voters, conducted by telephone on October 17-18.

[Last modified: Friday, October 19, 2012 4:57pm]


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