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Poll: In Fla Obama trails Romney, Perry and Bachmann



Republican, Colorado-based Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies released a robo poll today (MoE +/-3.64%) showing Barack Obama and Bill Nelson looking mighty vulnerable heading toward 2012. Disclaimer: Buzz is unfamiliar with Magellan's track record polling in Fla, though 538 found them skewing Republican.

The poll found 57 percent of Floridians think Obama doesn't deserve reelection and just 26 percent of Democrats approve of the job he is doing.

Romney leads Obama 49 percent to 39 percent, Perry leads Obama 46 percent to 39 percent, and Obama leads Bachmann 43 percent to 42 percent. Among independents Romney leads by 11 points, Perry by seven  and Bachmann trails by four.

"What is striking is how poorly Barack Obama is doing among Hispanic and Latino voters in Florida. The ballot test between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney finds the President trailing Mitt Romney by 39 points, with 62% of Hispanic voters supporting Mitt Romney and only 23% supporting Barack Obama. The Perry‐Obama ballot test among Hispanic voters finds 56% supporting Rick Perry and 25% supporting the President. The Bachmann‐Obama ballot test among Hispanic voters finds Michele Bachmann with 51% support and 30% for Barack Obama."

The survey found 27 percent of voters have a favorable view of Bill Nelson and 33 percent an unfavorable view, while 27 percent approve of the job he's doing and 40 percent disapprove. An unnamed, generic Republican beats him 43 percent to 38 percent.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5:32pm]


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