Florida Unemployment A Major Obstacle For Obama’s 2012 Reelection

We have said it over and over, the GOP’s chances of unseating President Obama hinge on the eventual Republican presidential nominee’s ability to appeal to the Florida electorate – particularly independents, Hispanics and seniors.

“Florida is by far and away the single most important state for the GOP and its presidential contenders, both in the primary and in the general election. If the eventual Republican nominee fails to win Florida, then President Obama is all but guaranteed reelection,” GOP strategist Ford O’Connell told CNN.

Given the Sunshine State’s economic woes (see graph below), Team Obama certainly has an uphill climb as it tries to hold Florida in 2012.

Unemployment in Florida

Read more at The Washington Post


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