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First Coast News Poll on Race for President Picks a Different Leader

2:59 PM, May 17, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A few years ago President Barak Obama failed to win Duval County in his bid for the White House. If the elections were held today he would get the same results, our Dixie/First Coast News exclusive poll revealed.  

Thirty-seven percent of those in the poll would vote to re-elect Obama as president, while 48-percent would support the Republican nominee. Fifteen percent said they were still undecided.

Among the Republican hopefuls, our poll showed Mitt Romney is the early leader with nearly 24 percent of all Republican votes, followed by Mike Huckabee at 17 percent and Newt Gingrich at 15 percent.

Donald Trump, who has not officially declared, lost his frontrunner position. Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sarah Palin were all in single digits, but with the Florida primary eight months away more than 16 percent of voters say they're still undecided.

The main issues for voters were not surprising. The economy is the number one concern with the majority of voters, 65 percent of those in our poll said so.

Defense and education were the next biggest issues followed by energy and healthcare. Taxes, the environment, immigration, abortion and gay rights rounded out the survey. 

The margin of error is plus or minus three percent.                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

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