By Carole on Aug 4, 2011
Earlier this week it was Pennsylvania. Today Florida voters are the latest in an important swing state to say President Barack Obama does not deserve to be re-elected. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, 50% of voters in the Sunshine State believe the president does not deserve a second term (only 42% believe he does, 8% had no opinion).
Also of interest in the poll, the president's job approval rating is down to just 44% (51% now disapprove). This drop in a state Mr. Obama won in 2008 with 51% of the vote, has prompted pollsters to refer to a "Florida Crash."
"President Barack Obama's numbers in the key swing state of Florida have gone south in the last two months. The debt ceiling deal is not making any difference in that decline and any bounce he got from the bin Laden operation is long since gone," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Mr. Brown goes on to mention what is probably the most damaging news to the Obama Campaign, "The president's drop off is huge among independent voters who now disapprove almost 2-1."
Meanwhile speaking at a Chicago fundraiser last night, our Candidate-In-Chief made light of his failures. "When I said change we can believe in, I didn't say change we can believe in tomorrow, not change we can believe in next week," he said to laughter. Then in yet another attempt to blame others 2 years into his watch he added, "We knew these challenges weren't made overnight and they aren't going to be fixed overnight."
Speaking of overnight, the next batch of unemployment figures are due out tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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