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49 Percent Disapproval for Obama in New York

1:51 PM, Aug 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The New York Post reports on the latest poll on New Yorkers' views of President Obama:

A stunning new survey gives the president a negative approval rating in the Empire State for the first time, with just 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval among voters, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

In the 2008 presidential election, Obama handily beat McCain in New York by a margin of 62.2 percent - 36.7 percent. And, just in June, "Obama's New York popularity was a healthy 57-38," the Post reports. The article goes on to note that this was before the sharp market volatility of the last week.

A couple thoughts. This poll could just be an outlier, and isn't necessarily an accurate reflection of where Obama really stands in New York. Second, when it comes time to pull the lever, would New York voters really vote for the Republican candidate over President Obama? 

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