Wasserman Schultz comes to Obama’s defense — he’ll win Florida, she tells FOXby John Kennedy | September 22nd, 2011
With a new poll Wednesday showing Barack Obama‘s popularity in Florida melting like ice on a July day, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz took to the airwaves in his defense.
On the same day a Quinnipiac University poll showed Floridians disapproving of his performance as president, 57-39 percent, Wasserman Schultz, a South Florida congresswoman, offered a Joe Namath-like guarantee that Florida will remain in Obama’s camp.
“Barack Obama will take my home state of Florida again,” Wasserman Schultz assured on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. She added, “we need the Republicans to stop allowing themselves to be controlled by the extremists in the Tea Party.”
Obama’s popularity in the Sunshine State reached the lowest mark of his presidency in the latest Quinnipiac poll, which as recently as late May found the president drawing a 51-43 percent approval rating from Florida.