President Barack Obama holds to a 1-point lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a poll from NBC News, Marist College and the Wall Street Journal released Thursday.
Obama's lead among likely Sunshine State voters, 48 percent to 47 percent, is virtually identical to the advantage seen in the NBC/Marist/WSJ poll released a week ago and conducted before the first presidential debate. In that poll, the president led Romney, 47 percent to 46 percent.
Moreover, the president appears to have paid little to no political price in the critical battleground following his widely panned performance in the debate. Obama's approval rating of 48 percent among likely Florida voters is unchanged since last week, while 52 percent have a favorable view of the president — a 2 point bump since the pre-debate poll. Romney's image has also improved, with his favorability rating inching up 3 points to 49 percent.
The PollTracker Average shows a dead heat between Obama and Romney in Florida.