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.

09/22/2012 6:37 PM

11/02/2012 1:53 PM

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Do you approve or disapprove of Barack Obama's job performance as president?

Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

How much do you blame President Obama for the current economic situation? Would you say he deserves:

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

Obama Romney Johnson Undecided
Region
S.E. Fla. 58% 37% 1% 4%
S.W. Fla. 37% 59% --- 4%
Tampa Bay 49% 45% 1% 5%
C. Fla. 47% 48% --- 5%
N. Fla. 39% 56% 1% 4%
Race/Ethnicity White 40% 55% 1% 4% Black 95% 4% --- 1% Hispanic 52% 43% --- 5% Age 18-34 59% 37% --- 4% 35-49 48% 47% 2% 3% 50-64 46% 48% --- 6% 65+ 45% 51% 1% 3% Sex Male 42% 53% 1% 4% Female 55% 40% 1% 4% Party Democrat 87% 11% --- 2% Republican 4% 92% --- 4% Independent 51% 40% 2% 7%

Who do you trust more to improve the economy?

Obama Romney Not sure
Region
S.E. Fla. 58% 39% 3%
S.W. Fla. 37% 59% 4%
Tampa Bay 49% 46% 5%
C. Fla. 48% 49% 3%
N. Fla. 38% 56% 6%
Race/Ethnicity White 44% 53% 3% Black 80% 18% 2% Hispanic 43% 50% 7% Age 18-34 57% 38% 5% 35-49 49% 47% 4% 50-64 48% 48% 4% 65+ 45% 50% 5% Sex Male 41% 56% 3% Female 54% 42% 4% Party Democrat 87% 11% 2% Republican 4% 91% 5% Independent 49% 45% 6%

Who do you trust more to keep Medicare financially stable?

Obama Romney Not sure
Region
S.E. Fla. 55% 40% 5%
S.W. Fla. 41% 53% 6%
Tampa Bay 49% 48% 3%
C. Fla. 49% 48% 3%
N. Fla. 44% 52% 4%
Race/Ethnicity White 42% 54% 4% Black 93% 7% --- Hispanic 48% 43% 9% Age 18-34 51% 45% 4% 35-49 45% 52% 3% 50-64 52% 44% 4% 65+ 49% 46% 5% Sex Male 43% 53% 4% Female 55% 41% 4% Party Democrat 87% 11% 2% Republican 5% 91% 4% Independent 52% 40% 8% \

Who do you trust more on foreign policy?

Obama Romney Not sure
Region
S.E. Fla. 56% 41% 3%
S.W. Fla. 41% 56% 3%
Tampa Bay 54% 42% 4%
C. Fla. 54% 39% 7%
N. Fla. 42% 55% 3%
Race/Ethnicity White 46% 52% 2% Black 93% 1% 6% Hispanic 41% 49% 10% Age 18-34 62% 33% 5% 35-49 50% 47% 3% 50-64 50% 45% 5% 65+ 48% 48% 4% Sex Male 42% 56% 2% Female 60% 35% 5% Party Democrat 86% 12% 2% Republican 10% 85% 5% Independent 56% 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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