A new Gallup poll shows a slight lead for President Obama’s re-election bid in key swing states that could decide the 2012 presidential election. In the latest surveys, Republican Mitt Romney holds a slender one percent lead over the president nationally. However in the new Gallup swing state poll, Mr. Obama holds a two point lead over the presumptive GOP nominee. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about what this means for both campaigns[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/MacManus.mp3]
Florida tallied on Thursday a new record high in daily confirmed COVID-19 deaths for the third straight day as the state faces pressure to outline new measures to combat the pandemic.