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Is Florida Vote Too Close to Call?

Florida's vote in the presidential race could be the closest in the nation.

Public Policy Polling's final poll of the cycle in Florida shows Obama leading 50/49. More specifically, 473 respondents chose Obama and 472 picked Romney.

According to PPP: Of 4 polls in Florida over the last three weeks, there was a 1 point race every time.

"Obama has been up slightly twice and Romney has been up slightly twice. There is a massive generational gap in the state with Romney leading 61/38 among seniors while Obama leads within every other age group.

"The Paul Ryan selection didn't hurt Romney with Florida seniors as some had thought it might. Obama's up 52/47 with women, 53/47 with Hispanics, and 91/9 with African Americans while Romney has a 53/47 edge with men and a 59/40 one with white voters."

Happy Election Day

From the Florida Current: Polls in Florida are open in Florida from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election that will decide the next president of the United States, a Florida U.S. Senate seat, 27 congressional seats, 140 seats in the Florida Legislature, retention votes for three Florida Supreme Court justices, 11 constitutional amendment questions and myriad local races across the state.

MARCO RUBIO, SUPER SURROGATE via James Hohmann of POLITICO

 "Republicans don't have a Bill Clinton, but they do have Florida's junior senator.

 "Marco Rubio is scheduled to do a primetime cable tour tonight, including CNN's Erin Burnett, FOX 's Sean Hannity, and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

 "At Romney's big rally in West Chester Friday night, nearly 100 top GOP surrogates took the stage before fanning out to swing states in the final days. Many were introduced by loudspeaker. No one from outside Ohio received louder cheers. It was Rubio's 70th campaign event for the Romney campaign, and it came at the end of a 12-hour campaign swing through Ohio with Josh Mandel.

 "Rubio has visited every key swing state, including a 1,000-person rally last Thursday in Philadelphia. He's also campaigned with or raised money for Republican Senate candidates in Massachusetts, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Nevada, Florida and Virginia. Notably, much of this activity happened after he was passed over for VP."

Stroll Through the National Polls

FINAL NATIONAL POLLS, American Research Group: Obama 49%, Romney 49%; Democracy Corps: Obama 49%, Romney 45%; Gallup: Romney 49%, Obama 48%; Monmouth: Obama 48%, Romney 48%; Public Policy Polling: Obama 50%, Romney 48%
Rasmussen: Romney 49%, Obama 48%

UPI/CVoter: Obama 49%, Romney 47%

Let's Get This Party Started

SaintPetersblog has a complete listing of political celebrations:

  • U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will be at Mangroves, 208 S. Howard Avenue, Tampa.
  • Senator Jack Latvala will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 62 candidate Janet Cruz will be hosting a victory party at Montauro Ristorante at 2501 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa.
  • House District 63 candidate Mark Danish will be at his home at 18048 Arbor Crest Dr., Tampa.
  • House District 65 candidate Peter Nehr will be at Lee Roy Selmon’s, 34200 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor.
  • House District 66 candidate Larry Ahern will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 66 candidate Mary Lou Ambrose will be at the Pinellas DEC’s Victory Party at Gunslingers, 13563 Icot Blvd, Clearwater.
  • House District 67 candidate Ed Hooper will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
  • House District 68 candidate Frank Farkas will be at the Pinellas GOP’s Victory Party at the Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive,  St. Petersburg.
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Gov Scott tried his best to prevent the prescription drug database from passing the house of reps. Scott could give me his right arm,it would not matter, i will never forget hios past actions , including stopping early voting , which Iam sure prevented fl count to be delayed. Scott is in bed with BIG pharma and the like . We all know why Romney could not be seen with Gov Scott for this election !!! All year long Scott was saying how well FLORIDA was growing jobs , meanwhile Romney sang a differant tune . You would of thought they would of have their game plan worked out before the election. Bottom line is Romney and Scott are two bookends in my book
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
When Charlie Christ runs , he will get my vote
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Elizabeth Belcher Voters MAY have a short memory and attention span , HOWEVER Gov Scott is toast . We all know a snake when we see one
Mike Chubre November 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Check out Sen Rubio and the Taj Mahal before you vote the next time around in 2016 . Reps DONT change their spots , remember this. Let Rubio explain the Taj Mahal and his actions.
Sally Wilson November 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I won't forget what Rick Scott has done to this state and continuing to do! He is dening so many people Medicaid from the Affordable Healthcare Act with his usual excuse "it will cost the taxpayers". Well he has guaranteed the taxpayers will be paying because the hospitals will still have to care for people without insurance and we will be paying. If he would allow the AFA for Medicaid in Florida then the hospitals would be paid from Medicaid!

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