Florida political expert examines presidential polls
A series of recent polls by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times found voters favoring President Obama. In Pennslyvania, Florida and Ohio, more voters said Obama cares about the needs and problems of people like them than said the same of Romney. And voters in each state expressed more favorable opinions of the president than they did of Romney.
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