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Fla Poll: Romney 49%, Obama 45%; Romney up by 20 among indies

Troubling news for Barack Obama in the latest bi-partisan Purple Strategies poll of battleground states, showing Romney leading in Ohio by 3 percentage points and in Florida by 4. In Florida (MoE +/- 4%) Romney leads among independent voters 54 to 34, and among women 48 to 46.

Here are the overall Florida results:

Direction of the country
Right direction: 36%
Wrong track: 56%
Not sure: 8%

Obama job approval
Approve: 45%
Disapprove: 50%
Not sure: 9%

Romney favorability
Favorable: 43%
Unfavorable: 47%
Not sure 11%

Obama vs. Romney
Obama: 45%
Romney 49%
Not sure: 6%

Impact of private equity
Private equity helps economy: 40%
Private equity hurts workers: 47%
Not sure 14%

Just tough times or long-term decline
Tough times: 41%
Long-term decline: 49%
Not sure: 10%

Views about the election
Looking forward to next five months: 33%
Could wait until labor day: 59%

[Last modified: Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:47pm]


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