Florida: Obama 46, Romney 42

In the presidential race, Obama’s lead reflects the coalition that elected him four years ago. He carries women 49 – 39 percent, African-Americans 91 – 5 percent and voters 18 to 34 years old 55 – 28 percent. Obama also leads 48 – 41 percent among voters 35 to 54 years old. Men split 44 – 45 percent. Romney carries white voters 50 – 37 percent and voters over 55 years old 48 – 43 percent.

Independent voters shift from 44 – 36 percent for Romney in a May 23 Quinnipiac University poll, showing Romney ahead 47 – 41 percent overall, to 46 – 37 percent for Obama today. In today’s results, Obama carries Democrats 88 – 4 percent, while Romney takes Republicans 91 – 5 percent.

While Florida voters say 48 – 44 percent that Romney would do a better job on the economy, they split 45 – 45 percent on who would create more jobs and say 49 – 44 percent that Obama would do more “to advance the economic interests of middle class Americans.”

“The president is doing better among independent voters,” said Brown.