July 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm
A new poll released Tuesday finds President Obama and Mitt Romney in a dead heat in Florida. The PPP survey finds Obama has a 1-point edge in the Sunshine State, with 48 percent to Romney’s 47 percent.
The poll’s results indicate that voters aren’t terribly enamored with either Obama or Romney. Voters narrowly disapprove of the job Obama’s doing, with 50 percent giving him poor marks to 47 percent who think he’s doing a good job. Voters are equally tepid about Romney, with 46 percent rating him favorably compared to 49 percent with a negative opinion.
Obama and Romney are holding their party bases at essentially equal levels, with 84 percent of Democrats supporting Obama and 83 percent of Republicans backing Romney. The poll has the president up 51-44 with women, 61-34 with Hispanics, and 58-35 with young voters while Romney’s ahead 50-45 with men, 56-39 with whites, and 52-44 with seniors.
Among independent voters, an increasingly growing bloc in Florida, Romney holds a 47-40 lead.
In terms of VP candidates, the poll showed adding Sen. Marco Rubio would provide modest gains—pushing Romney up to a 49-47 lead.
The survey of 871 likely Florida voters was taken from July 26-July 29 and has a margin of error of+/-3.3 percent.