The latest from Rasmussen Reports shows Mitt Romney with a clear lead over President Obama in Florida, 51 to 46. Romney leads among Independents by a whopping 13-points and clears the important 50% threshold:
Mitt Romney has taken his biggest lead of the year in Florida and now outpaces President Obama by five points in the key swing state following Tuesday night’s debate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to Obama’s 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) remain undecided. Florida now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Last week, Romney held a slightly narrower 51% to 47% lead. Prior to that time, the candidates have been within two points of each other in Florida in every survey since April. Ninety-five percent (95%) of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are certain to vote in this year’s election. Among these voters, it’s Romney 51%, Obama 47%. Florida allows early voting, and among voters who have already voted, Romney’s ahead 51% to 45%. The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on October 18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points.