NBC poll of Florida: Obama 49%, Romney 44%, Bill Nelson 51%, Connie Mack 37%

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President Barack Obama has opened up a five-point lead in the Sunshine State and the “right track” number is now more than 40 percent.

A Sept. 13 NBC/Marist Florida poll finds Obama leading Romney 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters and 50 percent to 42 percent among registered Florida voters.

Asked which candidate will do a better job handling the economy, Romney has a 1 point advantage among likely voters while Obama has a 10 point lead over Romney in handling foreign policy.

Among likely voters Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson holds an overwhelming 14 percentage point lead against Republican challenger Connie Mack – 16 percentage points among regsitered voters.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.