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It will be the center of the political universe Thursday night as Republican presidential candidates square off in our Fox News -- debate.
Tonight correspondent Shannon brain looks at whether President Obama can count on the sunshine state to come through for him again in 22.
In 2008 then senator Barack Obama won Florida's presidential election by winning over the State's independents.
52% of independent voters here cast their ballots for Obama but that same block now has serious doubts about the president's ability to do his job.
In addition to the economy and they're also concerned about.
The president's leadership president Obama's leadership right now most recent polls show that.
President Obama is doing terribly amongst independent voters in Florida.
According to the latest quinnipiac poll just 33% of Florida independents approve of the president's job performance while 61% say they disapprove.
Given the makeup of the -- registered voters that group has the power to influence the entire 2012 election.
41% of Florida's voters are registered as Democrats 36% as Republicans.
And -- -- -- 3% -- chosen not to register with either party.
That voted for Barack Obama.
In 2008 and independents that voted for -- -- 2008.
No hard feelings excited about his campaign about his candidacy as they did a few years ago.
Including Bobby -- and who voted for mr.
Obama in 2000 -- I'm trying to hold on you know as much as they -- -- -- like the guys that so far hasn't shown us anything you know.
A little disappointed thank you.
And now says He consider voting for Mitt Romney if He were the GOP nominee.
But others claim the reason Obama hasn't delivered -- because He inherited a -- from President Bush.
And now a GOP controlled house is blocking his progress they want him to get a second chance and a second term.
I do think that would this time -- enough that He will be able to make everything better make improvements.
I'm and I admitted in the economy is gonna that a -- experts caution the candidates must remember Florida's made up of the diverse mix of voters.
From those in the panhandle still recovering from the BP oil spill to those along the space coast still worried about the future of jobs at NASA.
In Orlando -- and brain.
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