Poll: Perry leads Romney in Florida

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A new Florida Times-Union/Insider Advantage poll in Florida finds Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential primary race by nine points, 29% to 20%. All other candidates are the single digits.

Said pollster Matt Towery: “Romney’s saving grace likely is his position on Social Security, which helped him to a lead over Perry among Florida seniors. Even so, Perry did fairly well among seniors also.”

Voters over 65 backed Romney 31% to 23% over Perry.

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.