TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A majority of Floridians approve of the
job performance of both U.S. senators, but are split on their
opinions of President Barack Obama.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed 42 percent
of 1,160 registered voters favor an unnamed Republican challenger
for president next year compared to 40 percent who prefer Obama.
Democrats favored Obama by 83 percent to 12 percent, but
Republicans opposed him 84 percent to 14 percent. Independents were split. Obama won the independent vote in 2008.
Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Republican Marco Rubio
enjoyed a 2-to-1 favorable to unfavorable standing in the random
telephone survey taken Jan. 25-31. It had a margin of error of plus
or minus 2.9 percentage points.
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