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Paul Ryan Effect: Latest Florida Presidential Polls Give Romney Lead

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                Paul Ryan Effect: Latest Florida Presidential Polls Give Romney Lead                 8/21/12                                 The latest poll from Gravis Marketing confirms the close race between Obama and Romney with Romney following the announcement of Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate. The poll was conducted with 728 likely voters in the state of Florida on August 20th.                 Florida has long been a critical state for the presidential election, with 29 electoral votes for the 2012 election year. Impact of Religion                 So, what's at root for the slight lead? Religion has an effect, with Romney winning the two biggest groups (Catholics and Protestants). Obama, however, takes the votes for the non-affiliated and Jewish voters.                 In general, Romney wins the older religious voter but Obama clinches the vote of the younger religious voters within particular categories. Obama, for example, takes the