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  •  He got 42% in 2008 in FL (2+ / 0-)
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    itskevin, SaoMagnifico

    So yeah, 33% isnt great. But still, he could probably get 39% and win the state.

    •  Yeah, I know what he got in '08 (0+ / 0-)

      This is, by any reasonable measure, a significant dropoff. And it's not just in approvals. He fails to break 40% against any Republican.

      The toplines are somewhat comforting--assuming they're right.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 11:29:16 AM PDT

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      •  There is nothing eye-opening here except... (2+ / 0-)
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        thematt523, itskevin

        ...that PPP actually has Obama still leading Romney at all, and hitting 50 vs. Perry, in Florida which frankly has always been a tougher state for Obama than most other traditional swing states.  I'm actually encouraged by this poll.

        As far as Obama's standing with Florida whites is concerned, there's nothing eye-opening about that when Florida is a center-right swing state anyway, it's always a couple points to the right of the nation as a whole in Presidentials, and Obama's national job approvals are in the low 40s.  All that considered, Obama's standing in Florida right now doesn't concern me as anything unexpected.

        And his standing with whites is predictable, nothing new.  He can afford a point or two dropoff with them next year thanks to increasing nonwhite vote share, but yeah he needs to do better with whites to win the state.  But that's true everywhere!

        43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

        by DCCyclone on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 08:46:39 PM PDT

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