Quinnipiac Poll Shows Floridians Supporting New President

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — By nearly a 2-to-1 margin, Floridians believe that President Obama is off to a good start.

Sixty percent of the 1,332 Florida voters polled between April 7-13 gave Obama a favorable job rating compared to 32 percent who disapproved, the Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University Polling Institute reported Thursday.

Obama became the first Democrat running for the presidency since Jimmy Carter in 1976 to win over 50 percent of the state's votes on his way to picking up Florida's 27 electoral votes.

Florida Republicans, however, are moving away from the new president rather dramatically. Some 70 percent of the Republicans responded negatively to Obama compared to just 47 percent who disapproved two months ago.

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