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Purple Poll: Romney 48%, Obama 45% in Florida
Posted Jul 16, 2012 by William March
Updated Jul 16, 2012 at 04:11 PM
A new installment of the Purple Poll finds Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 48-45 percent in Florida, a lead less than the poll’s error margin.
The Purple Poll is a poll of swing states done by a bi-partisan polling team.
The poll, done July 9-13, used automated dialing or “robopoll” methodology and a sample of 600 Florida voters, for an error margin of 4 points. Full results here.
The same poll also showed Romney with narrow leads in April and June. Other polls are showing the race equally close or even closer—in the average of recent poll results compiled by Real Clear Politics, Obama leads by four tenths of a percentage point.