Poll: Obama within 1 point in crucial battleground Florida

The addition of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson to the list of candidates does not do anything to help the president, who still trails Romney 48-47 percent in a survey including third-party candidates.

Romney seems to have closed the gender gap in the state as well, with the president holding only a 2-point lead among women in the state — well within the 5 percent margin of error. Similarly, Romney seems unscathed by Democratic attacks on his Medicare plan, continuing to lead Obama 56 to 43 percent among voters over 50 years old — a crucial demographic in the Sunshine State.

Ironically, independents in Florida seem evenly split between the candidates, with each candidate garnering 46 percent of those surveyed who declined to affiliate with a party.

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