September 14, 2012 at 9:35 am
President Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney by five points among likely voters in Florida, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Friday.
Continuing his post-convention bounce, the poll shows Obama with 49 percent support in the Sunshine State compared to 44 percent support for Romney. Among a larger pool of registered voters, Obama’s advantage over Romney slightly increases to eight-points in Florida.
More voters approved than disapproved of Obama’s job performance.
The candidates are essentially tied among likely voters on the question of which candidate would do a better job handling the economy with likely voters picking Romney over Obama, 47 to 46 percent.
In the Senate race, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson leads Republican challenger Connie Mack among likely voters by double digits, 51 to 37 percent.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist surveys also show the president leading Romney in Ohio and Virginia. The poll of nearly 1,000 likely voters was conducted between 9/9 and 9/11, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.