Enthusiasm for Barack Obama has severely dampened, as the early voting lead he enjoyed in Florida, a key swing state, is down by 70% from 2008. That's a significant drop in numbers for Democrats, who usually favor early voting, whereas Republicans prefer voting on election day, which falls on November 6, 2012 this year.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney currently leads Obama in major national polls and those with specific demographics covering swing states. The drop in votes in the Sunshine State cannot be attributed to Hurricane Sandy, as it largely bypassed the area. The Judiciary Report is of the belief many Hispanics that voted for Obama in 2008, have switched to Romney.