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PPP poll: Obama holding steady in Florida at 50-46 percent
Posted Jun 5, 2012 by William March
Updated Jun 5, 2012 at 04:39 PM
A new survey by Public Policy Polling finds President Barack Obama holding onto a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, with 50-46 percent.
That result is virtually unchanged from a mid-April PPP poll that showed Obama up 50-45 percent.
It does differ, however, with some other recent polls including a late May Quinnipiac University poll that showed Romney with a significant lead.
The PPP poll didn’t show a significant impact on the results with either former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio on the ballot as Romney’s running mate.
With Rubio, Obama’s overall lead declined only a point, to 49-46 percent, while his lead among Hispanics declined significantly, from 61-36 percent to 55-40 percent. With Bush on the ticket, Obama’s lead increased a point, to 50-45 percent.
PPP surveyed 642 Florida using automated dial or “robopoll” methodology May 31-June 3, for a 3.9-point error margin. Full results here.
PPP is a North Carolina-based, Democratic-oriented polling and political consulting firm, which says its published polls are neutral.