Florida residents oppose Obamacare 54 to 34 percent 

No biggie, it’s only one of the most important swing states in the country:

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.

Also note that Obama and Bill Nelson are taking a big hit:

It shows that Floridians have a more negative than positive view of Obama by a margin of 15 percentage points. And they oppose his so-called “cap-and-trade” global warming legislation as well as the new healthcare law.

The negative sentiment for Nelson was especially “eye-popping,” Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker said. He said elder voters were once a reliable base of support for Nelson, but no more.

“The only saving grace for Bill Nelson is that his election is in 2012 and some of the anger might die down by then,” Coker said.

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.

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