JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The key to President Barack Obama's four-point lead over GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the presidential race is Hispanic voters and black voters, according to a University of North Florida poll.
Hispanic voters supported Obama 59 percent to 33 percent and black voters supported the president 96 percent to 3 percent, according to a release from UNF.
The margin of error of the poll is +/-3.49 percent.
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The poll of 790 Florida residents from seven regions was conducted Oct. 1 through Oct. 9 with Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing through a 27-station polling lab at UNF.
Callers were selected with the method of Random-Digit-Dialing and the option to take the survey in Spanish was offered.
According to the release, other findings from UNF's statewide poll include:
-Thirty-five percent of likely Florida voters have a favorable opinion of Romney's VP candidate Paul Ryan, but 37 percent "haven't heard enough about him" to form an opinion.
-When asked which presidential candidate they trust more when it comes to strengthening Florida's economy, 44 percent of likely Florida voters chose Romney and 44 percent chose Obama.
--Obama has a 52 percent job-approval rating among likely voters in Florida.
--When asked which presidential candidate they trust more when it comes to strengthening Medicare, 51 percent of likely Florida voters chose Obama and 37 percent chose Romney.
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