New polls released Friday show President Barack Obama has taken a six-point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the key swing state of Florida.
President Barack Obama have a bounce from his performance in Tuesday night’s second presidential debate, widening his lead in Florida to 6 percentage points, according to the third of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls.
Obama leads Mitt Romney 48 percent to 42 percent in the poll of 842 likely voters conducted from Tuesday through Thursday. That is up 3 percentage points from his lead in the first Florida poll conducted from Sunday through Tuesday, before the second debate.
The latest NewsmaxZogby Tracking poll for Florida shows that President Obama now leads challenger Mitt Romney 48 to 42 percent in Florida. According to new polls conducted after Tuesday night’s presidential debate .
New polls released Friday show, President Barack Obama is sharply falling out of favor with two segments he has relied heavily upon – women and union voters, according to data from the second of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls for Florida.
The latest NewsmaxZogby Tracking poll for Florida showed President Obama expanded his lead to 4 percentage points in Florida. The previous NewsmaxZogby poll had President Obama at 47 percent to Romney’s 44 percent. The first survey was conducted on Sunday, Oct. 14, through Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The latest NewsmaxZogby tracking poll for Florida showed a 42 percent of women polled said Obama deserves to be re-elected, versus 44 percent who said it is time for someone new. In the previous poll, 46 percent said he deserves to be re-elected with 42 percent saying it is time for someone new.
The latest NewsmaxZogby tracking poll has Obama leading strongly among Democrats (83 percent-9 percent), among 18-29-year-olds (71 percent-25 percent), and in the South (58 percent-33 percent).
President Obama leads among Hispanics (73 percent-16 percent), African-Americans (88 percent- 5 percent), liberals (91 percent-6 percent), and moderates (59 percent-29 percent).
The latest NewsmaxZogby tracking poll showed Romney has big leads among Republicans (85 percent-9 percent), conservatives (73 percent-18 percent), 50- 64-year-olds (53 percent-34 percent), those over 65 (48 percent-40 percent), whites (55 percent-34 percent), and evangelicals (56 percent-33 percent). He also leads among investors (51 percent-38 percent).
NewsmaxZogby tracking poll three-day, rolling average of 841 likely voters was conducted online.
The NewsmaxZogby Poll of Florida likely voters sampled 35 percent Democrats, 37 percent Republicans, and 28 percent independents; 70 percent were white, 15 percent Hispanic, and 13 percent African-American; and 15 percent were ages 18-29, 34 percent ages 30-49, 28 percent ages 50-64, and 23 percent age 65 or older.