Mitt Romney has taken his biggest lead of the year in Florida and now outpaces President Obama by five points in the key swing state following Tuesday night’s debate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to Obama’s 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) remain undecided.
Florida now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Last week, Romney held a slightly narrower 51% to 47% lead. Prior to that time, the candidates have been within two points of each other in Florida in every survey since April.
Ninety-five percent (95%) of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are certain to vote in this year’s election. Among these voters, it’s Romney 51%, Obama 47%.
Florida allows early voting, and among voters who have already voted, Romney’s ahead 51% to 45%.
Among those who have yet to vote, 88% say they have already made up their minds which candidate they will vote for. Romney leads 54% to 45% among these voters.
Still, a plurality (49%) of all voters in the state expect Obama to win the election, while 38% think Romney will come out on top. But that’s a narrower gap than is found nationally.