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Here are some additional exiting polling nuggets. The number that jumps out: McCain leads Romney 38% to 34% among those for whom the economy is the top issue. This was the case in New Hampshire as well. I speculated previously that as counterintuitive as this is, people may not believe that a corporate turnaround executive is uniquely qualified to oversee the U.S. economy. Since the economy was overwhelmingly the top issue of concern to Florida voters according to the exit polling, the McCain folks are likely pleased by this news. All caveats about exit polling and margins of error are duly noted.