A fresh Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service poll in Florida shows Mitt Romney pulling away from Obama with a five point advantage.
The poll has Romney surging past the important 50-percent mark with 51% to Obama’s 44%.
The poll of 1001 likely voters was conducted for the Sunshine State News between Oct. 22 and Oct. 24, according to a Newsmax report.
The poll shows 12 % of likely voters said the debate made some difference in their decisions, however, among those, 40% switched to Romney while 22% went for Obama.
“Basically, Romney is winning this race, and the poll confirms the debates have had a big impact on his recent surge,” VSS President Jim Lee said according to the Sunshine State New. “The fact that Romney as the ‘challenger’ is already at 51 percent is a huge indication this race is all but over — undecided voters aren’t like to break for the incumbent in this kind of environment.”
Tampa-based University of South Florida political science professor Susan Macmanus told the paper turnout will be the key to winning the election.
“Polls can never predict turnout,” Macmanus she said. Early voting begins this weekend in Florida.