The Campaign Spot

Quinnipiac’s Florida Numbers Rain on Obama

Wow. Quinnipiac has some polling results in Florida that look quite ominous for President Obama:

President Barack Obama hits a losing trifecta with Florida voters: They disapprove 52 – 44 percent of the job he is doing; they prefer an unnamed Republican challenger by a too-close-to-call 41 – 38 percent in the 2012 presidential election and say 51 – 42 percent that the president does not deserve a second term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Strangely, this is a steep drop from early February, when the firm found Obama roughly even on those questions.

Libya? Perhaps. But not that alone.

Support for the war in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, as Florida voters say 59 – 36 percent the United States should not be involved in the war there.

Voters are divided 46 – 46 percent on whether they approve of the president’s handling of the situation in Libya.

Support for Congress repealing the “health care law” that passed last year is 49 – 41 percent, and 54 – 40 percent when the question is phrased “health care reform law.”

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