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PPP: Romney, Paul Statistically Tied With Obama in Florida

11:07 AM, Sep 30, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Mitt Romney and Ron Paul both trail President Barack Obama by one percentage point in Florida, according to Public Policy Polling. In a survey released today, PPP found that in hypothetical general election matchups, Obama edges out Romney 46-45 and Paul 45-44. Rick Perry, meanwhile, would be 7 points behind Obama, 50-43.

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The poll surveyed 476 Florida voters with a 4.5 percent margin of error, which suggests Romney and Paul are both statistically tied with Obama. You can read the full results here.

A PPP poll earlier this week found that Mitt Romney is ahead in Florida among Republican primary voters. While a SurveyUSA poll showed a possible strong surge from Herman Cain there, Romney still leads Perry in the RealClearPolitics average for the Sunshine State. Ron Paul, on the other hand, ranks fifth for Florida Republican primary voters, according to the RCP average. As PPP's Tom Jensen notes, the Republican nominee will almost certainly have to win Florida's 29 electoral votes to win the presidency.

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