In new Florida poll, Tea Party more popular than Occupy Wall Street movement

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A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday morning shows Mitt Romney beating Barack Obama in Florida if the two compete each other in the general election next year, as well as showing Herman Cain leading Romney currently in the Sunshine State.

But go deeper into the cross tabs of the survey and two particular numbers stand out.

It's regarding the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movement.

In a nutshell, the Tea Party, considered to be somewhat in decline nationally, is looked at favorably in this state by 34 percent of those surveyed, which actually asked slightly more Democrats (33 percent Dems, 31 percent Republicans and 29 percent independents), with 40 percent giving it unfavorable ratings.

But there was less support for the OWS movement.