Less than a week after a poll in Pennsylvania found failed President Barack Obama’s approval number sitting at a paltry 35%, a poll of Florida confirms that Obama’s approval numbers in swing states across the country are in free fall.
A mere 37% of Floridians approve of the job Obama is doing in a poll released by Magellan Strategies, even though the poll assumes a stronger Democrat turnout in the 2012 election than Obama was able to generate in the excitement of the 2008 election.
Joe Scarborough wrote to say the number “seems remarkably low” to him.
The survey shows that 57% disapprove of Obama’s performance, and an identical 57% don’t think he deserves to be re-elected.
Among all respondents, only 37% approve of the job the President is doing and 57% disapprove of the job he is doing. Again looking at key voter subgroups, 53% of women, 56% of independents, 72% of Hispanics and 59% of seniors disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing. The most alarming number for the President and his election team is that 26% of Democrats disapprove of the job he is doing. Among voters aged 18 to 29, 48% approve of the job he is doing and 52% disapprove of thejob he is doing.
Among all respondents, 37% think Barack Obama deserves re‐election and 57% think he does not deserve re‐election. Among women voters, 55% do not think the President deserves re‐election. Among other key voting subgroups, 55% of independents, 72% of Hispanics, 60% of seniors, and 27% of Democrats think the President does not deserve re‐election. Among voters aged 18 to 29, 38% think Barack Obama deserves re‐election and 50% think he does not deserve re‐election.
Was your Martha’s Vineyard vacation better than the President’s?