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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Q poll: Obama 49, McCain 45



Quinnipiac University 10/16-21 poll has Barack Obama at 49 percent and John McCain at 45 percent, with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 points.

"In Florida, Obama's margin over McCain is due mostly from stronger support from Hispanics than Kerry received,'' said Peter Brown.

Among those who say they already have voted in Florida, Obama gets 48 percent to McCain's 44 percent, a statistical tie in this smaller subgroup. Looking at all Florida likely voters, men split with 46 percent for Obama and 45 percent for McCain. Women back Obama 51 to 42 percent for McCain. The Republican leads 52 to 41 percent among white voters, 71 to 23 percent among evangelical Christians, and 51 to 40 percent among Catholics. Obama leads 49 to 39 percent among Hispanics and 77 to 20 percent among Jews. Independent voters back Obama 51 to 39 percent, similar to Oct. 1.


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:39pm]


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