Obama leads in Florida (or, why you shouldn’t stop polling swing states three weeks before the election)
- yesterday ”North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red,” pollster David Paleologos told Fox News last night. “We’re not polling any of those states again.”
- today A new University of Florida poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points in the Sunshine State. source
Of course, four points isn’t that much of a lead, but it somewhat undercuts the argument for halting polls there. However, the more interesting result in the poll is that 37% of likely voters haven’t yet formed an opinion on Paul Ryan, further upping the stakes for tomorrow’s vice presidential debate. Also, on the question of who Floridians trust to strengthen Medicare, Obama leads by 14 points.