PPP poll of Florida: Obama 50%, Romney 46%

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Barack Obama has a slight lead against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling via the News Service of Florida.

The N.C.-based firm found Obama leading Romney, his Republican opponent, with 50 percent of the vote to Romney’s 46 percent. Putting any one of a number of prominent Florida Republicans provides only minimal help for Romney

. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden would beat a ticket of Romney and former Gov. Jeb Bush by a 50-45 margin; Obama-Biden has 49 percent to 46 percent for Romney and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio; and were Romney to select Gov. Rick Scott — who has not been the subject of running-mate speculation — Obama-Biden would carry 52 percent of the vote to 38 percent for Romney-Scott. Obama-Biden would also defeat Romney and Congressman Allen West, the focus of some speculation that has since died down, on a 49-38 vote.

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.