Romney's support up in Florida's presidential race

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A new poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney building a lead over President Barack Obama in the crucial swing state of Florida.

Romney was preferred by 47 percent to Obama's 41 percent among a random telephone survey of 1,722 registered Florida voters conducted between May 15 and May 21 by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. That poll's margin of error is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

The survey also indicated that having U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Miami on the Republican ticket with Romney would have little effect on voter decisions. Romney led Obama 49 percent to 41 percent with Rubio as his running mate.

The latest sampling of voter moods showed the candidates' opposing views on same sex marriage was a factor with one-third of the respondents.

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  • by Romney Fan on May 23, 2012 at 07:19 AM
    Romney will be our next President. This great nation needs to get back on the right track. Romney can help us do that. He needs OUR help, all of us.
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 04:54 AM
    Obama says he supports Gay marriage. He'll get the Gay vote but he lost the Christian vote. How many churchs are there in America that believe being gay is wrong ? Want to lose a presidential race ? Go with the crowd instead of standing your ground and speaking out for what you believe in. Barack, I can't vote for you now. You have defiled the White House with your stand on Gay marriage.
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