Skip to comments.Obama Withers in Florida While Herman Cain Leads GOP Pack
Posted on 11/10/2011 12:22:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A poll from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday found that President Barack Obama is upside down in Florida, which remains one of the crucial contests of the 2012 general election.
The poll of Florida voters was part of Quinnipiacs look at swing states, which also included Ohio and Pennsylvania.
"Of these three swing states President Obama carried in 2008, Florida was the biggest surprise and had the closest margin," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Florida is shaping up to be the closest swing state again in 2012, and it's a fair bet that a year from now it will be the toughest of the Big Three for Obama to carry."
The poll found that a majority of voters in the Sunshine State disapprove of Obamas performance in the White House and do not want to see him win a second term in 2012. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed disapprove of the job Obama has done, while 41 percent approve of it. Forty-three percent of the Floridians polled think Obama deserves another term while 51 percent say the president does not. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed believe the economy is the most important issue of the election.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, one of the leading contenders for the Republican nomination, beats Obama in the Sunshine State 45 percent to 42 percent. Obama leads three of the other Republican hopefuls. The president beats former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 45 percent to 42 percent. Obama leads businessman Herman Cain, 45 percent to 41 percent. When matched against Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, Obama does the best, beating him 46 percent to 40 percent.
Brown added that Republicans could do even better in Florida if they added a favorite son from the Sunshine State to the ticket.
"If speculation that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida could be the GOP's vice presidential nominee proves correct, that would make the Sunshine State even a tougher sale for the president," said Brown.
Among the registered Republicans surveyed, Cain leads the pack of GOP hopefuls in the Sunshine State with 27 percent, followed by Romney with 21 percent. Gingrich takes third with 17 percent. Perry is a distant fourth with 5 percent, followed by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota with 4 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 3 percent. Former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania trail with 1 percent each.
The poll of 1,185 Florida voters was taken Oct. 31-Nov. 7 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent. This incudes a sample of 513 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent.
I thought the experts said Cain was finished.
Expert: “Ex” as in has-been, “spurt” as in drip.
The whole harassment thing is a scam and I think people are starting to discover.
0bama hasn’t told the truth in two and a half years so I think people still prefer Cain over him.
Former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania trail with 1 percent each.Now it's time to say goodbye... to all the company... M I C ... see you real soon... K E Y ... why? because we like you ... M O U S E
Cain has survived! I guess saying that makes me a “Cainbot” huh?
I am sick and tired of the Ku Klux Klan smears against him. I am annoyed by David Axelrod trying to play on what he believes to be our racism in this lustful-black-pursuing-the-white-woman nonsense!
Are they going to rig these primaries with “winner takes all delegates”? That is where a RINO beats six conservatives and gets maybe 23% of the vote but 100% of the delegates to the convention!!. That is how McCain won without a single state vote of a majority of Republicans. In Short, a candidate deserves the delegates for the percentage they win. Then go to the convention and pop some corn and watch the defeat of the Rino— Romney!!! by the trading of delegates. We must demand this at the state level!!
Sharon Buy-a-lick once sucked the chrome off the entire front bumper of a Peter-Bilt and never messed her lip stick.
With your kind indulgence:
Ex....as in “a has-been.”
And spurt....as in “a drip under pressure.”
This has not been verified, but she was rumored to have sucked a cue ball through a 50 ft. garden hose.....in 3 minutes and 11 seconds!
With each day that other news is overshadowing Operation Destroy Cain, the ladies of the night look more and more ridiculous and less important. And in the end, who cares about these overly made up golddigger sensationalists?
As a friend used to tell me, “When anything bad happened in my life, I was the one who was consistently present”.
So if these “victims” weren’t trolling for attention in their personal lives in bars and nightclubs.. before trolling for more attention in front of the cameras...they might have had a better chance of winning some sympathy.
The only ones who are solidly in their corner are Gloria Allred wanna-bees, other trollups(rubbing their hands together with the prospect of doing same to some unsuspecting coworker), the NAGS at NOW and Obamanot/Demorat/Lib drones with the IQ of a cochroach.
Ann Coulter’s piece in Human Events is priceless...
Right you are. I was going from memory.
Obama withers, generated crisis, elections cancelled and marshal law coming? Do you think thier going to let this slip away, they will be dirt for many years to come because of this.