That news came on the same day that the Republican Party of Florida announced their lead over the Democrats in absentee ballot request and returns, though it's notable for not being as large a lead as in past election years.
GOP voters requested four percent more absentee ballots than Democrats, and have returned 7 percent more ballots.
REP 855,344 (43.40%, +4.43)
DEM 767,968 (38.97%)
REP 12,323 (45.54%, +7.51)
DEM 10,289 (38.03%)
"Absentee ballots are only kind of one piece of the puzzle," Colburn said when asked about the GOP dominance with that particular form of voting. "We feel that we're dealing well among absentees, we're doing better than we have in the past."
Democrats are also focusing on getting as many voters out to early voting once that commences later this month. Colburn said it "shrinks the pool of voters were trying to mobilize."
New polling done nationally and in Florida indicates that Mitt Romney has made up any of the ground he had lost to President Obama after the Democratic convention. Rasmussen currently has Romney up by 2 points; a poll done by a group called We Ask America has Romney up by 3 points.