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Florida

Electoral College Votes: 29

Most Recent Poll: In a new poll released on Oct. 31 by Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News Obama leads Romney by 48 to 47 percent, down from 53 to 44 percent at the end of September.

State of the Economy: According to a report from the Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy, Florida's economic recovery has been among the nation's most "anemic." African-American wages are 75 percent of whites' and have decreased about $1,300 for full-time workers.

—Unemployment: 8.7 percent
—2011 Black Unemployment Rate: 17.1 percent
—2011 White Unemployment Rate: 10.0 percent
—Black Voting Population: 12.6 percent 
—2008 Winner: Barack Obama (50.91 percent)

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