We have said on it several occasions: the eventual GOP presidential nominee will not be able to unseat Obama without winning Florida. The latest unfavorable news comes from a survey conducted the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
48% of voters in the Sunshine State approve of the job Obama’s doing to 49% who disapprove. Republicans are more unified in their disapproval of him (87%) than Democrats are in their approval (81%) and independents split against him by a 48/49 margin identical to his overall numbers.
Despite Obama’s tepid approval numbers he still has at least a 4 point lead against all of his top potential challengers. It’s 47-43 over Mitt Romney, an 8 point advantage over Tim Pawlenty at 48-40, a 9 point edge against Michele Bachmann at 49-40, an 11 point spread against Herman Cain at 48-37, and a 12 point blowout over Sarah Palin at 52-40.
PPP surveyed 848 Florida voters from June 16th to 19th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.4%.