January 31, 2012
Posted: 2350 GMT
Thanks for watching our special coverage today. In just a few hours, Floridians will have chosen their Republican nominee.
Here is a behind the scenes look at our camera position in Tampa. We'll be back tomorrow for more coverage from Florida. Hope you join us then.
Posted: 1616 GMT
I spent some time with ordinary Florida voters just a few hours before the crucial Republican primary in this state. Mitt Romney is enjoying a firm double digit lead over former House speaker Newt Gingrich. Whoever ends up winning, voters told the Idesk team they just want a candidate who represents them and who can fix the economy.
Florida's economy is worse off than the country as a whole: the unemployment rate is 9.9% vs 8.5% overall. And the long term unemployed account for over 50% of those without jobs, the highest in the nation.
Check out my report from Tampa:
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