Thursday, August 25, 2011

Romney keeps getting stronger in Florida

A new Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll shows Mitt Romney jumping out to his largest lead of the cycle over Barack Obama in Florida, 51%-43%. In April, he led by 5%.

Driving Obama's downward tilt? His bad approval rating of -15%.

Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are also dead-locked with Obama in the state, with Perry up by 1% and Bachmann down by 2%.

But for Romney, this is very good news, though not totally unexpected. He's been doing very well in Florida, even during Barack Obama's relatively good months.

Last month, a poll showed him up by 4% and winning every region of the state except for Southeastern Florida, and in at least three, other polls this year, he's either tied or edged the POTUS.

In Mason-Dixon's poll, Romney also leads his GOP challengers, including Rick Perry, who's been on a tear.

1. Mitt Romney 28%

2. Rick Perry 21%

3. Michelle Bachman 13%

4. Herman Cain 7%

5. Newt Gingrich 5%

6. Ron Paul 4%
Rick Santorum 2%