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Fla poll: Gingrich 44, Romney 29, Paul 8; Obama improving



A Dec. 4-7 NBC/Marist poll )MoE +/- 4.5%) finds Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney by 15 percentage points in Florida, 44 to 29, followed by Ron Paul with 8 percent and Rick Perry with 4 among likely primary voters. In a two-way race, it's Gingrich 54%, Romney 36. More from NBC:

...Turning to the general election, President Obama’s standing has improved in Florida, always a key presidential battleground state. Forty-six percent of registered voters in the state approve of his job, which is up five points since October. In hypothetical match-ups, the president leads Romney by seven points (48 to 41 percent) and Gingrich by 12 points (51 to 39 percent).

[Last modified: Sunday, December 11, 2011 2:33pm]


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