Poll: Majority of Floridians would vote for Obama-Biden

A majority of voters in Florida, the location of the 2012 Republican National Convention, say if the election was held today they would vote for President Obama and Joe Biden over Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

The CNN/Time/ORC poll found that 50 percent of likely voters in Florida would vote for Obama and Biden while 46 percent would vote for Romney and Ryan. The Monday poll's findings come on the first day of the RNC in Tampa, Fla. Among registered voters the gap is wider in Obama's favor. The poll also found that 51 percent of registered voters would vote to reelect the president while 42 percent would vote for Romney and Ryan.

Interestingly, among voters 50 years old and older, a crucial voting bloc in Florida, Obama and Biden and Ryan and Romney are essentially tied, with the Republican presidential team leading 49 percent to 47 percent. But among Floridians under 50, Obama and Biden lead 54 percent to 41 percent.

In North Carolina, the location of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the race is tighter. The poll found 47 percent for Obama and Biden among likely voters and 48 percent for Romney and Ryan. But among registered voters, Obama and Biden just barely lead Romney and Ryan, 48 percent to 46 percent.

In both Florida and North Carolina, Obama and Biden lead Romney and Ryan among women. 54 percent of registered women voters in Florida said they would vote for the president and vice president while 42 percent said they would vote for Romney and Ryan. Similarly, in North Carolina 52 percent of registered women voters said they would vote for Obama and Biden while 42 percent said they would vote for Romney and Ryan.

1,020 adult Americans were surveyed in the poll in Florida between Aug. 22 and 26. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points. In North Carolina, the CNN/Time/ORC poll surveyed 1,019 Americans over the same days and also had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.