Romney could be problem for Obama in Florida
There are a couple of reasons why Romney may fair better among Floridians:
- Seniors tend to appreciate more senior leadership
- Seniors tend to be more conservative
There are some reasons why Obama has hope:
- Recovering economy
- Fear that Republicans will decimate Senior benefits – Social Security and Medicare
Obama’s weapon in Florida: Deborah Wasserman Schultz
“Obama trails Romney in Florida
By BYRON TAU |
1/11/12 8:19 AM EST
President Obama is trailing his top GOP rival Mitt Romney in the swing state of Florida ten months out from the general election.
A new Quinnipiac survey shows the president trailing Romney 46 percent to 43 percent among registered voters. Obama fares better against Rick Santorum, besting the former Pennsylvania senator 45 percent to 43 percent in the Sunshine state.
In the Romney matchup, President Obama beats Romney among women, and voters 18 to 49, but struggles among middle-aged and elderly voters.
The president also has an overall favorability rating of 45 percent in Florida, with 50 percent of voters reporting an unfavorable view. Obama also dips below 50 percent favorability with Latinos, women and independent voters.
“Florida is among the most important swing states in the country and if the election was today President Barack Obama would have difficulty winning its electoral votes,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.”