"Turns out his math then was just as bad as it is now," Obama said.
Both parties take comfort in selected details about Florida's early voting and absentee balloting. Democrats have an advantage, but Republicans say it is smaller than it was in 2008.
While Democratic activists delight in Romney's struggles, even some people who go to pro-Obama events aren't confident the president will carry the state.
"I think it's probably going to go for Romney," said Greg Harman, 46, who attended the Clinton rally in Palm Bay. He said he voted for Obama in 2008, but is disappointed that the president hasn't done more to protect Americans from domestic surveillance.
This year, Harman said: "I'm on the fence."
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