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  •  He's getting in the low-to-mid 30s (0+ / 0-)

    in head-to-heads.

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 11:32:31 AM PDT

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      he has some work to do, and he has time. You can't honestly expect Obama to be up big in a GOP-leaning swing state with 40% approval nationwide.

      Florida isn't going to suddenly become a Dem safe haven while everything else stands still. As Obama's approval goes up or down, it will go up and down in Florida.

      And your fear that Florida may go GOP? Guess what? That fear will occur every cycle that isn't extremely pro-Dem. And even then, it's not guaranteed.

      People panic too much on this site.

      by thematt523 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 11:44:54 AM PDT

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      •  Even Florida's present status (3+ / 0-)
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        is a big improvement for Democrats from the 1980s, when none of the three Democratic nominees broke 40% of the vote there.  Even into the 1990s, Clinton only got 39% in his first race (while he would have gotten quite a bit more without Perot, he still lost the state.)

        And remember back in the 80s California was at best a swing state and often GOP leaning, New Jersey was solid Republican for president, and even New York wasn't safe Democratic.  For all the current challenges, we've come a long way in two decades.

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