|Published:||Jan 26, 2012 6:45 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 27, 2012 12:59 AM EST|
The candidates are getting in some last minute campaigning ahead of Thursday night's debate. They have already been busy in the central and northern part of the state.
It won't be until Thursday night that all the candidates will be in the same place. Mitt Romney is in Jacksonville. Newt Gingrich rallied Tea Party supporters in Mt. Dora. And Rick Santorum opened a prayer breakfast in Tallahassee.
Santorum used the event to tout the importance of family. He says the first economy is at home and if the home fails, then the economy will fail.
In Mt. Dora, an hour north of Orlando, Newt Gingrich continued his attacks on Mitt Romney, criticizing his Swiss bank accounts and investments in Fannie Mae.
Mitt Romney is after Gingrich for pandering to his audience, but both candidates also used their appearances to fire up their supporters for the debate and next weeks vote.
A new poll is just out about the potential match-ups with President Obama. Romney ties the President with 45 percent each, which is actually an improvement for President Obama, since he was losing by seven in the last Quinnipiac University poll.
Newt Gingrich loses to the President 50 to 39.
Independents support Romney more than they support Gingrich in the possible match-ups.
Santorum and Congressman Ron Paul also lose to President Obama in the poll.