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Poll: Obama Leading All Republican Candidates in Florida, But Only Over 50 Against Palin

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There's not many scenarios under which President Obama can win reelection in 2012 without winning Florida (especially considering we'll have two more electoral votes this time around). New numbers from Public Policy Polling show that while Obama is leading all Republican candidates right now in Florida, he only surpasses the 50 percent mark against Sarah Palin. It's not the worst sign for Obama, but certainly not the best.

PPP, is a democratically aligned polling firm. Here's the various head-to-head match-ups:

  • Barack Obama: 49% vs Michele Bachmann 40%
  • Obama: 48% vs Herman Cain: 37%
  • Obama: 52% vs Sarah Palin: 40 %
  • Obama: 48% vs Tim Pawlenty: 40%
  • Obama: 47% vs Mitt Romney: 43%

Most of these leave a lot of room for so-far undecided voters to lean Republican as they learn more about the candidates. Romney does the best against Obama (and is the favorite among Florida Republicans so far in the primary) but his numbers against Obama are slightly down from a closer 46-44 in March.

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f b
f b

doesnt surprise me. We voted for Bush and Scott.... Cant we just divide Florida into two states?  Lake Okeechobee can be the border...Obama the worse president? ah yeah, right. Has anybody inherit two wars and a bad economy before? No! so you just cant compare him to anyobdy. Obama has been the blackest president. And 20 percent of the population no matter what he does or will do will never support him. Unfortunately, in Florida that 20 percent national average is a bit higher. So he is gonna have to work a bit harder to win at least 30 percent of the vote in the panhandle. Seriously... Let northern Florida become their own state  they can even take orlando. Im happy with our 6 counties.

rand majestic
rand majestic

look, martha-i'll be damned-they elected a b-l-a-c-k president! did it do any good? Psssst-hard to do good with so much fraud, nasty people, and all the money was robbed out of the country! I AM BEING AN ASS-BUT A TRUTHFUL ASS! YOU ARE SCREWED, AS A CULTURE-I HAVE TO DEDICATE THE REST OF MY LIFE TO HELPING "UN-SCREW" THE DAMAGES---

rand majestic
rand majestic

BET YOU ARE ALL REALLY REALLY SAD YOU DIDN'T LET ME-A RAVING LUNATIC, RUN FOR PRESIDENT. IT MIGHT HAVE HELPED-BUT THEN AGAIN----?!

rand majestic
rand majestic

I'D RATHER DISCUSS LOW-CUT DRESSES ON SEXY ACTRESSES-BUT SINCE I AM TIED UP AS A HOSTAGE ON THIS RIPTIDE SUBJECT--OBAMA IS IN SOUTH AFRICA TO DIG UP THE SACRED IKLWA SPEAR FROM THE GRAVE OF SHAKA ZULU-HE NEEDS AN ICONIC SPEAR OF DESTINY TO INSPIRE THE PEOPLE, AND SHOVE IT DOWN THE TROAT OF THAT SORRY ALASKAN HILLBILLY, SARAH PALIN. I WARNED YOU-YOU PISSED OFF A GEEK!

Charles___Darwin
Charles___Darwin

Obama is a one-termer. Of course, there will be cries of racism if he doesn't win. The whine of the losers!

Obama needs a change
Obama needs a change

Obama has been one of the biggest disappointments of the past 10 years.

Bailout of Wall Street?$100 MILLION Wall Street paychecks?Massive nationwide unemployment?High gas prices?Ballooning Federal Debt?

Ericd2119
Ericd2119

Where's Ron Paul on that poll?

Dem
Dem

Obama has been a disaster. Anybody else notice that?

citizen4all
citizen4all

WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO THOSE THAT PROMOTE SLAVERY AND LACK OF RIGHTS, WHICH SO MANY SOLDIERS HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR ?  .........Gary Chadwick  North Miami Beach,Florida   USA

rand majestic
rand majestic

THE CHILDREN WERE SO THRILLED WITH SOUTH AFRICA, AND READING THE DR.SEUSS BOOK TO THE NATIVES---ALMOST CREATED A TEAR IN MY EYE AS I RECALL "ANOTHER CHILD", SOME YEARS AGO-READING THE STORY OF "MY PET GOAT II"TO THE YOUNGSTERS-AS THE PLANES CAME CRASHING DOWN-DOWN-DOWN---TOUCHING,REALLY--

f b
f b

lets see Bush passed 2 out of the 3 bailouts.  high gas prices have nothing to do with the president. Just rising demand and the dollar collapsing. And the debt? thats what you get when you not only pass tax cuts but extend them at a time of War, National Disaster and you create a massive homeland security program. If you gonna spend your paycheck in fireworks..make sure you have cash to pay the rent and your food...otherwise everything is going to be charged to the credit cards. No single president ever lowered taxes and went to war at the same time....well, until Bush that is. But Math, as in many things, wasnt his thing.

Obama 2012, cause the republicans HAVE NOTHING

rand majestic
rand majestic

where is Ron Paul for the much-needed push for legalizing pot-so we can start to recover tax base jobs and produce-something----any-thing!?????

Jaymitchelisblind
Jaymitchelisblind

You must live under a rock and are blinded by your party lines. Obama is the worst president since Carter and the economy is in the crapper even after his promises to bring it back. I have family and friends who are unemployed and its impossible to find a job. They cannot afford to put gas in their cars and prices for essential items are skyrocketing. That is change we can count on.

f b
f b

you know nothing about politics. You know that the president is not a wizard right?  That he doesnt have a magic wand to fix all the messed up things he inherit? If you really knew history and civics, you would know that the executive branch (that is.. mr obama) is not the strongest branch of government so therefore he doesnt have absolute power.Congress does. If you want to blame anybody? Blame congress.. and trust me.. you dont have to go to far to complain to congress, Most of the congressmen representing south Florida are republicans. The won the house. Tell them to do something besides sabotaging the country.

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