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FL Poll: McCain up 5



Fox News/Rasmussen Reports: "John McCain 49%, Barack Obama 44%: "Although McCain has now had an advantage in eight of ten Florida polls this year, this is his biggest lead in the state since June. Just a week ago, the candidates were tied in Florida. Both nationally and in Florida, polling suggests that the race for the White House today is very similar to the final results for Election 2004....The Republican nominee is viewed favorably by 56% of Florida voters, Obama by 52%. For both men, those figures represent a slight decline over the past week.

"Forty-four percent (44%) say they would be extremely or very comfortable with McCain as President while 40% say the same about Obama. As for the running mates, 46% say they would be that comfortable with Joe Biden as President and 39% are that comfortable with Sarah Palin."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:47am]


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