Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a statistical tie among Floridians likely to vote in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary, according to a new CNN/Time/ORC International Poll.
According to the poll, 36% of likely voters said they are backing Romney, with 34% supporting Gingrich. The 2-point margin is well within the survey’s sampling error. Rick Santorum is at 11%, and Rep. Ron Paul is at 9%.
The poll’s Wednesday release comes one day before a CNN/Republican Party of Florida presidential debate in Jacksonville. Watch the debate Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com/live and CNN’s mobile apps.
The CNN/Time poll was conducted by ORC International from January 22-24, with 369 likely Florida GOP primary voters questioned by telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus five percentage points.
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