The Sunshine State has earned a permanent prominence in America’s presidential elections and this year is no different. Both presidential candidates see their path to victory either enhanced or hindered by the outcome there. A CNN poll released Friday showed a statistical tie in Florida, with Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 48 percent. Florida’s dead heat between Romney and Obama reflects the state of the presidential race nationally: a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday finds that the two rivals each get 47 percent support among likely voters. This makes the state a fitting setting for the final debate between President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Monday night in Boca Raton. For Romney, the math is unmistakable. It is possible for him to amass the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency if he fails to carry Florida, but the he would have to sweep the rest of the battleground states or bring other states into his column that are currently holding steady for the president.