Florida Prepared to Play Kingmaker in Presidential Election
GAINESVILLE - Florida is no stranger when it comes to deciding political elections, but if history serves as any indication, the state may be poised to reclaim its role as a presidential kingmaker.
A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of voters in key battleground states shows President Obama opening up a five point gap in Florida, one the largest leads he's had in the state. If the president manages to hold on to that lead and win Florida in the election, Mitt Romney's chances of winning would be greatly reduced.
As a result, each campaign is pulling out all the stops leading up to November, including bringing in high profile speakers, such as First Lady Michelle Obama. She is currently slated to speak at 3:30 p.m. at the O'Connell Center on Monday, something many Democrats hope further their chances of retaining the White House.
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