A new poll conducted among Florida likely voters shows President Obama with a 4 percentage point lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in this key battleground state, 47% to 43%, with 11% of voters undecided.
Two times as many Florida voters have an unfavorable view (65%) of Governor Rick Scott as a favorable one (31%).
In the presidential race, Obama is leading Romney 47% to 26% among independent voters, with 27% undecided.
Women give the nod to Obama, 49% to 36%, while men are split evenly, with 45% supporting each candidate.
President Obama’s lead is just beyond the poll’s margin of error of +/-3.8 percentage points at a 95% confidence level. The survey was conducted from March 20th to April 13th among 677 members of the Voterfeedback online survey panel in Florida.
A majority of Floridians polled have a favorable view of President Obama (55% favorable, 45% unfavorable), while Mitt Romney’s ratings are split, with 47% having a favorable view and 50% having an unfavorable view.
Voterfeedback is a service of qSample, a Chicago-based online panel and sample company. Rudly Raphael, President of qSample, said, “Voterfeedback is the first online panel allowing an accurate gauge of the voting population in a battleground state. We are proud to be going public with this revolutionary new polling resource.”