Florida Poll Released by Quinnipiac University: Barack Obama 47%, John McCain 45%

Washington D.C. 11/04/2008 06:20 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Here are the latest results from the Florida poll by Quinnipiac University published on USAElectionPolls.com:

There were 1773 voters polled on 10/27-11/2.

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Quinnipiac University
Date: 10/27-11/2
Added: 11/3/08
Barack Obama 47%
John McCain 45%


Obama leads 51 - 38 percent among Florida voters who already have cast their ballot.

Among all Florida likely voters, men go to McCain 49 - 45 percent and women back Obama 49 - 43 percent. White voters go Republican 52 - 40 percent, as do evangelical Christians 71 - 23 percent, and Catholics 55 - 38 percent. Jews back Obama 69 - 26 percent.

Independent voters back Obama 49 - 39 percent.

v By a 52 - 41 percent margin, Florida voters have a favorable opinion of Obama, compared to 56 - 38 percent for McCain.

Gov. Palin gets a 47 - 42 percent favorability.

Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic running mate, gets a 50 - 35 percent favorability.

The economy is the most important election issue, 54 percent of Florida voters say. Obama would be more effective than McCain working with Congress on the economic crisis, voters say 49 - 43 percent.

Criticism that McCain is too closely tied to President Bush is more harmful than criticism of his selection of Palin, voters say 58 - 27 percent, with 11 percent who say neither is harmful.

Criticism of Obama as too liberal is more harmful than criticism that he is too inexperienced, voters say 40 - 36 percent, with 18 percent saying neither is harmful.

"The gender gap is what is keeping Sen. Obama slightly ahead in Florida. He is winning women by barely more than Sen. McCain is winning men. One potentially favorable omen for Sen. McCain's potential to pull ahead is that Florida voters view him a tad more favorably and a little bit less unfavorably than they do Sen. Obama," Brown said.

Source: Recent Polls, Electoral College Results



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