Florida to Obama: We Disapprove

Poll: Floridians diss Prez's performance

President Obama's popularity in the Sunshine State is waning, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

For the first time since Obama took office, more Floridians disapprove of the Prez's performance than support it by a narrow margin of 48 to 47 percent.

It's quite a turnaround since the last poll was done in June, when 58 percent of Floridians approved of Obama's performance, according to the Miami Herald.

The debate over Obama's healthcare plan seems to be fueling the disapproval, with a 71-23 percent margin of Floridians believing the plan will add to the deficit.

The poll, which questioned 1,136 registered voters, revealed that it's nothing personal against the President. Obama was still liked as a person by 51 percent, compared to 44 percent who didn't care for him.

Obama won the state in the 2008 election 50.9 to 48.4 percent over John McCain.

Peter Brown, director of Quinnipiac's polling institute, said the honeymoon is over in Florida.

"People were willing to give President Obama the benefit of the doubt. No longer," Brown told the Herald. "Now there's not only more skepticism about the president, there's almost hostility."

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