Florida poll finds new Healthcare hurts Obama and Senator Bill Nelson.
Only 34 percent of Florida voters support the new law while 54 percent are against it, according to the poll. Opposition is significantly strong among two crucial blocs: those older than 65 and voters with no party affiliation. Seniors disfavor the bill by a 65-25 percent margin, while independents oppose the law 62-34.
This should be no surprise given the large population of elderly in FL once it became known that 500 billion would be taken out of Medicare. But there is also a warning for other Democrats.
The percentage of voters who have an unfavorable opinion of Nelson – 34 percent – is almost even with those with a favorable view of him. Since his 2006 reelection, Nelson’s popularity has nose-dived 18 percentage points, the poll shows.
Because Florida is such a crucial swing state with so many seniors, Nelson’s troubles are a shot across the bow for Democrats everywhere, Coker said. The poll shows Nelson would lose to Republicans in theoretical match-ups against former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Charlie Crist and his current Senate opponent Marco Rubio.
And Seniors vote - big time! Do you suppose they are angry? You Betcha!