President Barack Obama has turned a six point deficit into a four point lead here in Florida. A new Quinnipiac Poll released today shows Mr. Obama up 46 to 42 over Mitt Romney. Less than a month ago Obama trailed Romney 41 to 47. Steve Schale, the state director for the Obama Campaign in 2008 says the president’s message is beginning to resonate with Florida voters.
“I think we’re going to see polls go up and down for the next five months. I think what we’re really beginning to see though is people paying attention. People are seeing what Mitt Romney is really all about. They are beginning to understand his economic record in Massachusetts and what it would mean for them and they clearly don’t really like it,” said Schale.
Republican Party of Florida Spokeswoman Kristen McDonald says polls don’t matter much at this point in the campaign.
“Polls go up and polls go down. It’s really nothing to be concerned about especially at this point. Romney has plenty of time to make his case for Floridians and he has plenty of time to let them know why his vision for the future of Florida and our nation is better than the failed policies of Obama,” said McDonald.
There’s good new for Romney. The margin of error is 3.7 percent, the Republican National Convention is being held in Tampa and will increase his visibility in Florida and there’s still five months to make his case to Florida voters.