A new Florida poll, this one from FOX, looks a lot like all the others as of late, showing President Obama nursing an inside-the-error margin lead over Republican Mitt Romney, 49%-44%.
As with the other polls, Sen. Bill Nelson looks like he’s going to blow out Congressman Connie Mack. Nelson wins 49%-35% – a 14-point margin that mirrors two previous surveys.
Unlike the other surveys, the FOX poll oversampled Hispanic voters and found Obama with a relatively comfortable lead for Obama 58%-37%. That compares to Obama’s exit-poll performance in 2008 of 57%-42% over John McCain.
Obama is still getting clobbered by the white vote, however. White voters back Romney 52%-42% (2008 exit polls: 42%-56%, Obama-McCain).
Obama appears to be winning on the issues. He’s well ahead, except in the most-crucial category: the economy, where he’s tied with Romney.
Protecting Medicare and making sure it’s there for future generations: Obama
54%- Romney 41%.
Handling foreign policy: Obama 52%- Romney 43%
Protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks: Obama 51% -Romney 42%.
Improving the economy and creating jobs Obama 49%- 46%.