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Miami chamber: Lots of indecision, but majority hearts Obama

Barack Obama has the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's vote, though a large number of members remain undecided, according to a survey the chamber took at its annual Open House.

According to the chamber, 46 percent of the 250 respondents said they plan to vote for Obama, 25 percent said they favored John McCain, and 28 percent declared they are undecided.

"With such a large number of undecideds, it seems both candidates have a lot of work left to do to win the votes of South Florida business,” said chamber chairman Carlos Fernandez-Guzman. "We hope to see both candidates here in the near future to address the concerns of the business community."

Chamber members also were also polled on what they expect for South Florida's economy and their own business, over the next six months. On a scale of 1-10, respondents expected South Florida's economy to "hold steady," with an average rating of 5.58, and expect slight improvement in their own businesses, with an average rating of 6.70.

"The business confidence results indicate Chamber members understand that difficult economic times will be with us for a while, but they also know that when the economy is down, South Florida fares better than most parts of the country," Fernandez-Guzman said.