Romney, Cain lead in Florida poll

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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1 2011 10:59 p.m. MDT

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WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are neck-and-neck in Florida, a new survey of Republicans in the state finds.

The Suffolk University poll, conducted before Politico published a report on past sexual harassment claims against Cain, showed Romney at 25 percent and Cain at 24 percent in the early-voting state.

Newt Gingrich is the only other candidate in double-digits, with 11 percent.

In hypothetical general election matchups, President Barack Obama is tied with Romney at 42 percent each, and leads Cain by just 3 points, 42 percent to 39 percent.

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