A new Public Policy Polling survey found Mitt Romney has cut President Obama's five-point lead in Florida and now leads among likely voters in the Sunshine State.
According to the poll, 49 percent of Florida voters support Mitt Romney while 48 percent support the president. President Obama had a 50 percent to 46 percent lead over Romney in this same poll in mid-September.
Voters have also shifted their views of each candidate following the first presidential debate. Fifty percent of voters give Romney a "positive favorability rating," compared to 44 percent in mid-September. The president has lost ground in this area, dropping from 51 percent to 47 percent in "favorability."
The poll also asked voters to choose a winner in the Vice Presidential debate and rate the candidates for U.S. Senate.
Forty-four percent of Florida voters believed Vice President Joe Biden won the first debate while 40 percent believed Congressman Paul Ryan was the winner.
Senator Bill Nelson maintained his large lead over challenger Connie Mack. Forty-five percent of Florida voters support Sen. Nelson. Thirty-seven percent of voters support Mack.