Democrats in general and President Obama in particular should be worried about 2012 if the newest Quinnipiac poll is any indication because the findings show some major losses in confidence of the voters in the Sunshine State.

Quinnipiac’s headline is pretty alarming for Democrats: “Obama Hits Losing Trifecta In Florida.” The poll finds that Obama is losing support in three key areas.

President Barack Obama hits a losing trifecta with Florida voters: They disapprove 52 – 44 percent of the job he is doing; they prefer an unnamed Republican challenger by a too-close-to- call 41 – 38 percent in the 2012 presidential election and say 51 – 42 percent that the president does not deserve a second term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


The poll from just two months ago showed that Obama was relatively even in these categories.

  • 47 percent job approval, with 49 percent disapproving;
  • 40 percent for Obama, compared to 42 percent for an unnamed GOP challenger;
  • 45 percent saying four more years compared to 48 percent saying no.

This is a pretty bad swing in only a few short months.

Now, naturally this isn’t necessarily a guarantee that Obama can’t win Florida in 2012. Election day is a long, long way off and anything can happen between now and then. But it does go to show how badly Obama’s reputation has faded in Florida.

It should be remembered that Florida is one of our growth states and it is also one of our largest in population (over 18 and a half million citizens).

The Democrats have some major rehab work to do, eh?