August 21st, 2009
08:21 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama approval dips to new low in Florida

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama's approval dip in Florida largely mirrors his numbers nationwide."]

(CNN) - President Obama's approval ratings are sinking in a key state that helped seal his White House victory, a new survey out Thursday suggests.

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters, the president's approval rating now stands at 47 percent in the Sunshine State, while 48 percent of voters there disapprove of the job he is doing.

Obama's approval in that key presidential swing state is now at a new low, and down more than 10 points from a similar survey conducted in June.

The poll also suggests the president's approval rating in Florida has largely been hurt by his aggressive push for health care reform: Only 38 percent of Florida voters believe his plan will improve the nation's healthcare system while 45 percent say it will hurt it.

Obama's approval dip in Florida largely mirrors his numbers nationwide - several recent national polls have suggested his approval rating now stands at just over 50 percent, down from 60 percent in June.

Obama beat McCain by 3 percentage points in Florida last November, 51-48 percent.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted from August 12-17 and surveyed 1,136 voters. It carries a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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  1. catmom

    WOW, I guess Republicans/conservative and right wings learned something from the Bush administration and that is not to even give a President a chance. If whatever they campaigned on doesn't work within the first 6 months in office they should be run out of office. Republicans had eight years to do whatever they wanted to do with the country. It was a total failure. Now after only 7 months in office and a new poll taken every 12 hours the media wants us to believe that the country hates President Obama. The President hasn't hardly had a chance to breathe let alone work the miracles Republicans/conservatives right wings expect. Give me a break, unfortunately we won't be forgetting President Bush as fast as they want us to.

    It is such a shame that the people screaming the loudest about everything President Obama has done or is doing didn't do the same during the last eight years. Perhaps if the had, then our country wouldn't be in the shape it is in and President Obama would not have to make such difficult decisions.

    August 20, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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