Romney and Obama Even in Florida Poll
According to the latest poll of registered Florida voters, Republican Mitt Romney has a slight lead over President Barack Obama. Experts say that the winner of the state will win the presidential election. The survey made by the Quinnipiac University has Romney with 45 percent and Obama with 44 percent.
It is a statistical tie representing Florida’s 29 electoral votes. The latest poll is the third since April 25 that has Romney ahead of the race but it is considered a tie due to the margins of error. Since the 2000 election, when the Supreme Court certified George W. Bush as president, the state has been in the spotlight during presidential elections.
Florida is made up of diverse voter demographics. It is seen as a microcosm of the United States and the key to winning the presidential election. According to Sandra McClinton, head of the Democratic Party of Lee County, the presidential race will be tight in Florida and Ohio. She thinks that Romney’s increased popularity is due to the fact that he has solidified his position as the Republican nominee.
McClinton added that the Obama campaign placed an emphasis on winning Florida in the November election. The president wants to have a repeat of the results in 2008 when he beat John McCain. She knows that it is a vital swing state and the Democratic Party has placed 15 staffers in Lee and Collier. They have already started with the grass roots campaign.
The Quinnipiac poll has showed that Romney has caught up in Ohio as well. In late March, he was behind by eight points. Candidates try to win the voters from the three vital swing states, which are Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Terry Miller, secretary of the Republican Party of Lee County, said that Romney is seen as the candidate that can fix the economy. He added that surveys are erratic until the Fall election.