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Romney 47%, Obama 45% in Florida poll

The latest bi-partisan Purple Strategies poll of key swing states finds Romney competitive but slightly trailing in the battleground states. Their Florida sample, though,  (MoE +/- 4/.1%) is the first poll since the Times/Herald poll in January to show Obama trailing - with 47 percent support for Romney among likely voters and 45 percent for the president.

More from Florida:

Obama's  approval/disapproval: 46/50

Romney favorability/unfavorability: 45/44

Economy getting better/worse: 33/38

Plenty of jobs locally/difficult for find jobs locally: 14/77

In future, jobs and salary will be: Worse - 45%; The same - 20%; Better - 26%; Not sure - 9%

-- Adam C. Smith, Tampa Bay Times