I just got this email alert:
A CNN/ORC International poll taken after the second presidential debate finds that 49% of likely voters in Florida support Mitt Romney and 48% back President Barack Obama.
I then saw this endorsement by the Tampa Bay Times, one which you must read in full to appreciate:
[C]onditions would be far worse without the president's steady leadership. This is not the time to reverse course and return to the failed policies of the past. Without hesitation, the Tampa Bay Times recommends Barack Obama for re-election as president. [...]
Obama's economic policies clearly had a positive impact. [...]
More than 30 million uninsured Americans will get health coverage. [...]
The Republican's saber-rattling about the violence in Syria and Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon is particularly concerning... Obama's mix of diplomacy, coalition-building and tough economic sanctions remains the smarter approach. [...]
The differences on social issues are stark... Any hope for broad immigration reform to keep and attract the best and the brightest regardless of their birthplace lies with the incumbent Democrat. So do prospects for continued progress on civil rights. [...]
The stakes for women in this election are even clearer. Obama has a particularly strong record on issues important to women, from equal pay to access to health care to education. [...]
[T]he president's bottom line is right: Reducing the deficit will require a combination of spending cuts and additional revenue. ... Obama also recognizes the importance of maintaining Medicare and strengthening its finances. ... In contrast, Romney would transform Medicare into a voucher program that likely would force many future seniors to pay more for less coverage. [...]
Obama has capably steered the nation through an incredibly difficult period at home and abroad, often with little help from Congress... Obama has been tested by harsh circumstance and proven himself worthy of a second term.