May 24, 2012 at 9:21 am
One day after a Quinnipiac University poll showed Mitt Romney with a six-point advantage in Florida, a new poll was released showing President Obama with a four-point advantage in the state. According to a NBC-Marist poll out Thursday, Obama leads Romney 48 to 44 percent.
While the Q poll, which has come under fire from Democrats for sampling flaws, showed Romney closing the gap among women, the NBC poll has Obama with a ten-point edge among female voters in Florida.
One thing the NBC and Q polls have in common: adding home-state Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to the GOP ticket doesn’t change things. Quinnipiac found Rubio could give a small, 2 percentage-point boost to Romney, which is not statistically significant given the poll’s margin of error is +/- 2.4.
The NBC Marist poll, meanwhile, has an Obama-Biden ticket vs. a Romney-Rubio ticket producing the same, 48 to 44 percent results. Romney adding former FL Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would narrow Obama’s lead to two points, today’s survey found.
The poll of 1,078 registered voters was conducted May 17-20 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.0 points.