Mason Dixon: Romney up 7 in Florida

A new poll by Mason Dixon for the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and the Miami Herald has Republican Mitt Romney up a stunning 7 points on President Barack Obama in Florida among likely voters, the news outlets reported late Thursday. The swing from the last time the poll was taken is astounding – a month ago the same poll had the candidates basically tied. The first debate between the candidates is widely thought to be at least partly responsible for the big swing in the poll numbers.

The News Service of Florida