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Obama approval ratings jump in Florida

President Obama's approval rating is 51 percent in Florida, a spike of 7 points, after announcing the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to a new poll this morning from Quinnipiac University.

Other notes from the poll:

• U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, has a 20-25 point lead over three potential Republican challengers: former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and former state Rep. Adam Hasner.

• In a match-up between those three Republicans: LeMieux 14; Haridopolos, 13; Hasner 4; undecided, 64.

• Nelson has an approval rating of 51 percent while fellow U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, is at 49 percent. (Nelson has a 39 percent approval among Republicans; Rubio's approval among Dems is 28 percent.)

• 42 percent of Floridians don't like Gov. Rick Scott as a person and disapprove of his policies.

• 61 percent of Floridians support more offshore drilling.

• 57 percent say the U.S. should not be involved in Libya; 56 percent say the U.S. shouldn't be in Afghanistan.

• 49 percent say Congress should repeal the new health insurance law.


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Thanks Rick SCott...For someone that hates our President, I believe you are helping Obama's popularity in this state. Keep cutting and make everyone in all your executive agencies hate you. These poeple have spouses and families that can't stand you now. YOu are the worst Governor ever. No one believes your stupid logic by cutting government workers, it will result in more private sector jobs - what stupidity. Sounds like trickle down economics crap.

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