Florida voters have turned sharply against President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and a sweeping health care law they helped push through Congress, according to a Mason-Dixon poll released Saturday.
The statewide poll of 625 registered voters found that Obama's favorable ratings have plunged to 37 percent from 50 percent when he was elected in 2008.
Nelson's favorable ratings dropped even more dramatically, to 36 percent from 54 percent when he was re-elected in 2006.
The health care bill passed by Congress and signed by Obama was supported by only 34 percent of Floridians in the poll and opposed by 54 percent. The bill was especially unpopular among senior citizens, a big voting bloc in Florida.
The results spell trouble for Democrats in this year's elections. The findings reflect the angry and fearful mood of the electorate, particularly in growth states beset with widespread joblessness and housing foreclosures.
"It's a foul mood toward incumbents in general, but Democrats are going to take the brunt of it," said J. Brad Coker, managing director of the independent polling firm. "It could dissipate. A big turn in the economy, a drop in unemployment that gets people a little happier, would take the edge off this. But I don't think anybody is predicting that big a turnabout between now and November."
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Florida Mason-Dixon poll falls for Obama and Obamacare.
Its Mason-Dixon which has a tremendous track record especially in this region. Wait till the retirees down here get screwed over as companies drop them for being too expensive.