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Q poll: Obama narrowly ahead in Florida; Mack, Nelson neck-and-neck

Posted Jun 27, 2012 by William March

Updated Jun 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds President Barack Obama with a narrow lead over Mitt Romney among Florida voters, and Sen. Bill Nelson running neck-and-neck for re-election against Rep. Connie Mack IV.

Among Florida voters, Obama led Romney 45-41 percent, a lead barely greater than the poll’s 2.8-point error margin. Quinnipiac and other polls have generally shown Obama with narrow leads over Romney recently, except for a surge by Romney in May around the time he clinched the GOP nomination.

But at least one poll which sought out likely voters rather than registered voters showed Romney with a narrow lead.

In the Senate race, the new Quinnipiac poll showed Nelson led Mack 41-40 percent, with an unusually large 17 percent still undecided. Most recent polls have shown Nelson with narrow leads over Mack.

The Quinnipiac survey was part of a series of swing-state polls by the university’s Polling Institute focussing on three states—Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In Ohio,  it found Obama leading Romney 47-38 percent, and in Pennsylvania, Obama leading 45-39 percent.

The polling in all three states was done June 19-25, with 1,200 or more respondents and a 2.8-point error margin in each state.

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