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Newsmax Florida poll: Obama 47, Romney 44

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October

Newsmax: Candidates are gearing up for a heated race in Florida, with President Barack Obama edging past GOP candidate Mitt Romney 47 to 44 percent, according to new data from a NewsmaxZogby Tracking Poll.

The numbers are within the margin of error for a dead heat, and it could be the undecideds who make up the difference: A full 10 percent declared themselves as such in the data.

Though Florida is leaning slightly Obama, the pressure is on for the president: Overall, more think it is “time for someone new” than think Obama “deserves to be re-elected” — 45 percent to 43 percent.  The NewsmaxZogby online survey of 828 likely voters is the first in a series of three focusing on Florida, and was conducted from Sunday, Oct. 14., through Tuesday, Oct. 16. (full report here)

[Last modified: Thursday, October 18, 2012 1:58pm]

    

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