Presidential Elections

GRAPHIC: Florida presidential poll

 

A Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll queried likely Florida voters about the presidential race and their opinions on key issues, from the state of the economy to foreign policy.

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If the election were held today, who would get your vote?

ObamaRomneyJohnsonUndecided
Region
S.E. Fla.58%37%1%4%
S.W. Fla.37%59%---4%
Tampa Bay49%45%1%5%
C. Fla.47%48%---5%
N. Fla.39%56%1%4%
Race/Ethnicity
White40%55%1%4%
Black95%4%---1%
Hispanic52%43%---5%
Age
18-3459%37%---4%
35-4948%47%2%3%
50-6446%48%---6%
65+45%51%1%3%
Sex
Male42%53%1%4%
Female55%40%1%4%
Party
Democrat87%11%---2%
Republican4%92%---4%
Independent51%40%2%7%

Who do you trust more to improve the economy?

ObamaRomneyNot sure
Region
S.E. Fla.58%39%3%
S.W. Fla.37%59%4%
Tampa Bay49%46%5%
C. Fla.48%49%3%
N. Fla.38%56%6%
Race/Ethnicity
White44%53%3%
Black80%18%2%
Hispanic43%50%7%
Age
18-3457%38%5%
35-4949%47%4%
50-6448%48%4%
65+45%50%5%
Sex
Male41%56%3%
Female54%42%4%
Party
Democrat87%11%2%
Republican4%91%5%
Independent49%45%6%

Who do you trust more to keep Medicare financially stable?

ObamaRomneyNot sure
Region
S.E. Fla.55%40%5%
S.W. Fla.41%53%6%
Tampa Bay49%48%3%
C. Fla.49%48%3%
N. Fla.44%52%4%
Race/Ethnicity
White42%54%4%
Black93%7%---
Hispanic48%43%9%
Age
18-3451%45%4%
35-4945%52%3%
50-6452%44%4%
65+49%46%5%
Sex
Male43%53%4%
Female55%41%4%
Party
Democrat87%11%2%
Republican5%91%4%
Independent52%40%8%
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Who do you trust more on foreign policy?

ObamaRomneyNot sure
Region
S.E. Fla.56%41%3%
S.W. Fla.41%56%3%
Tampa Bay54%42%4%
C. Fla.54%39%7%
N. Fla.42%55%3%
Race/Ethnicity
White46%52%2%
Black93%1%6%
Hispanic41%49%10%
Age
18-3462%33%5%
35-4950%47%3%
50-6450%45%5%
65+48%48%4%
Sex
Male42%56%2%
Female60%35%5%
Party
Democrat86%12%2%
Republican10%85%5%
Independent56%36%8%

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding. The telephone survey of 800 registered voters - all likely to vote in the Nov. 6 general elections - was conducted Sept. 17-19 for The Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, El Nuevo Herald, Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13. The Poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon, a non-partisan Jacksonville-based company, and included respondents using landline and cellphones. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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