Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage Hurting in Florida Where He Now Trails Mitt Romney
A poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday finds that Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has the lead over Barack Obama in the crucial swing state of Florida.
The poll finds Romney taking 47 percent followed by Obama with 41 percent. Obama led Romney 49 percent to 42 percent in a Q-Poll taken at the end of March but Romney led 44 percent to 43 percent in one taken in early May.
While most voters -- 63 percent -- say that Obama’s recent support of same-sex marriage does not change who they will support, the issue is apparently hurting the president in the Sunshine State as 25 percent say they are less likely to vote for the Democrat incumbent based on it. Only 11 percent say Obama’s support of same-sex marriage will make it more likely they will back his bid for a second term.
The poll of 1,722 registered voters in Florida was taken from May 15-21 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percent.