The writing was on the wall when Suffolk stopped polling there, but Mason-Dixon confirmed it today: it’s over in Florida and Romney will win.
An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the Interstate 4 corridor finds Romney leading Obama 51 percent to 45 percent, with 4 percent undecided.
“Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. “Unless something dramatically changes — an October surprise, a major gaffe — Romney’s going to win Florida.”
Which both campaigns know very well. What I’m hearing privately – and it may also be public information right now – is that Obama for America has left the shell of its Florida operation up for appearances, but moved out its funding and national support out to other, more hopeful places
Twitchy is reporting that immense crowds formed a line a mile long to see Mitt Romney in Pensacola.
Some clever and intrepid group even created a U.S. flag using their T-shirts and careful pre-positioning (insert):
According to various Twitter reports, the crowd kept chanting, "Ten more days, ten more days!"
Methinks that Florida just told Mr. Obama, "See ya... wouldn't want to be ya!"
Which battleground state will be next to send the president a pink-slip?
Update: Ohio Newspaper Poll Has Race Tied at 49; Romney Erases 5-Point Obama Lead. Nate Silver hardest hit.