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Zogby/Herald poll gives Obama ample lead in South Florida

Democrat Barack Obama may not have campaigned much in South Florida but a new Miami Herald polls shows he's competitive here -- beating Republican John McCain comfortably and has a slight edge among Hispanics.

Obama is ahead 46-30 percent over McCain in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in the survey of 807 people conducted by Zogby International. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

"Obama's 16-point lead in South Florida could springboard him to make it a competitive race statewide," said pollster John Zogby. "I really think Florida is in play."

About 24 percent of South Floridians favors another candidate or haven't made up their minds -- a large group that could tip the race in the coming months.

Obama was perceived as being behind in Florida because he did not campaign in the state for nine months and lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton. But two statewide polls released last week showed him with a narrow edge over McCain. The Zogby poll was conducted June 18-20, just as Obama's first television ads in South Florida went on the air. Read full story here.


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Obama was the guy who saw to it the Florida only got a 1/2 vote in the primary. He has flip-flopped on half his issues already and it is a long way until the presidential election. The Democratic Primary isn't even final until the convention in August. I hope the DNC wakes up and nominates Clinton instead. This guy is bad news Checkout his U-tube video "Obama's Strange Bedfellows". I went to a couple of his scheduled events in the area (Barack the Beach) and no one was there. I think the poll is a little off


Obama is also the guy who was pro-Palestinian before he ran for office. He is a Muslim sypathizer. He grew up in madrassa in Indonesia.


Hey Dems/Obama

Ready for your Spanish lesson? Since when do immigrants regulate what my children should and should not learn? I'm really glad Obama is campaigning for the the vote of people in Spanish-speaking countries. More votes for us!

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