Poll: Florida Voters Split On Obama Approval

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll shows Florida voters are split on whether they approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, but most approve of their senators' performance.

Forty-two percent of 1,160 registered voters surveyed by Quinnipiac (Conn.) University favored 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.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat seeking a third term, and newly elected Republican Sen. Marco Rubio enjoyed a 2-to-1 favorable to unfavorable standing.

Quinnipiac's random telephone survey taken by land line and cell phone between Jan. 25-31 had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App