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.