Story by Chris Graham
Obama has a three-point lead in the Sunshine State according to Public Policy Polling. The PPP poll has Obama ahead among independent voters in Florida by a 48 percent-to-40 percent margin. Obama and John McCain were tied among Florida independents three weeks ago.
Rasmussen has Obama and McCain tied overall.
Obama has also surged to a solid lead among independent voters in Virginia, according to Rasmussen. The Rasmussen poll had Obama ahead among independents by a 52 percent-to-41 percent margin.
Obama leads McCain overall in Virginia by a 50 percent-to-47 percent gap.