For those of us hyperventilating over yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll showing Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama in Florida, there’s today’s poll from NBC-Marist, which shows Obama up 48 – 44 percent over Romney.
Helping the president is the notion that he inherited the current economic conditions, a belief held by 56% of Florida voters.
And then there’s the gender gap. Romney holds a narrow lead with men, but Obama has a double-digit edge among women.
But what’s hurting the president — and helping Romney — is a sense that the country is on wrong track. Nearly six in 10 respondents agree with that pessimistic sentiment.
An Obama-Biden ticket vs. one featuring Romney and Sen. Marco Rubio produces the same head-to-head result in Florida — 48 percent to 44 percent. But Romney adding former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush narrows it to a two-point Democratic lead, 47 percent to 45 percent.