Poll: Florida Voters Split on Obama Approval

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

A new poll shows Florida voters are split on whether they approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, but most approve of their senators' performance.

Forty-two percent of 1,160 registered voters surveyed by
Quinnipiac (Conn.) University favored an unnamed Republican
challenger for president next year compared to 40 percent who
prefer Obama.

Democrats favored Obama by 83 percent to 12 percent, but
Republicans opposed him 84 percent to 14 percent. Independents were split.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat seeking a third term,
and newly elected Republican Sen. Marco Rubio enjoyed a 2-to-1
favorable to unfavorable standing.

Quinnipiac's random telephone survey taken by land line and cell
phone between Jan. 25-31 had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9
percentage points.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:53 PM
    Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 03:16 PM You be trolling!
  • by Again!!! Location: Tallahassee. on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    Anonymous, you have a strange view buddy. First of all it is very hard to evaluate his performance because he hasn't done anything. Just like when he was in the senate. He talks in circles and is a stuffed suit that can read and talk very well. He should have been an actor. He is a very poor president to say the least and the healthcare bill he is trying to violate our constituiton with will not make it without major problems. How are all the people he gives checks to each month going to buy health Ins. that is higher than Camel Butt? You never cease to disappoint me. Go back to Ga. with your liberal behind.
  • by GV Location: Ga on Feb 4, 2011 at 04:50 AM
    mia,let me get this staight to you and all the idiots that think like you do.All those socialist programs you mentioned,and if you worked and paid taxes then you should understand this,but evidently you don't,well we are FORCED TO PAY INTO THOSE SOCIALIST PROGRAMS.Not once have I ever been given the choice as to whether I pay into this or not.
  • by Docker Location: Tallahassee on Feb 3, 2011 at 07:36 PM
    Kristi,your'e the one who is a racist. For your information neither Clinton nor Obama could have been elected without both white and black voters. Your racecard is void.
  • by kristi on Feb 3, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    why does race matter? i voted for him. i'm going to do it again. i voted for the first time in clinton's second term 1996 i turned 18 in 1995. i am black and love it. he would not have won had whites not voted for him ALSO. my grand father made me get up early days after my 18th b-day to register and he made me take my right to vote seriously. if race was not an issue with you, you would admit he inherited a mess. have you forgotten the mood of the country prior to even knowing he existed? it wasn't all peaches and cream. you need to worry about the goon that is the head of our state more so than the pres...........Glen Beck is coming to the civic center soon... i so hope to see al you internet klansmen there :-)
  • by so let me get this right... on Feb 3, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    Anonymous @3:16 - you think it's our responsibility to "help" people that are too lazy to get off the couch and go find a job? As long as you send them a free check every month they will continue to stay home drinking malt liquor out of a paper sack and contributing absolutely nothing. Obama and the idiotic Democrats in the last two years have run this country and the economy into the ground. It is going to take generations to recover from this. The reckless spending was unacceptable and the elections show that the working people are fed up and will not tolerate it anymore. We got a good start, the next election we'll get the rest of them and I hope Nelson will be included. You're a moron....
  • by mia on Feb 3, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    most of you talk about socialism and don't know what you are talking about. i bet everybody here went to a public school that gets federal dollars and would not have been able to operate wihtout fed dollars, you socialist. some of you get medicare you are getting what you paid in, i paid in and the feds paid in, you socialist. some of you are getting unemployment you have put in but you are no longer you are getting federal aid, you socialist. that is how you are using the word when you call his agenda socialist. how can someof you scream about "government run health care" and you have a medicare card i meant government run health care card? and how can so many poor people be mad at aman that is doing what he can to even the playing field. if you have it your way most of us that are not of retirement age will not get a SS check because the republicans want to exhaust that account for themselves?
  • by tom Location: MADISON on Feb 3, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    I will be a bi-partisan president and unite all Americans......poll says he lied again
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 03:16 PM...my spider sense went off when I read your comment. I am curious of your race and if you have ever voted before November of 2008? Just curious.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    he's doing a fine job. it's called trying to help people no matter what you satan working republicans think or care to know anything about. that's why the health care bill is going foward as promised and he will win again, stupo!
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