Barack Obama’s reelection campaign is quietly working in Florida the same week the Conservative Political Action Conference will be held in Orlando.
The Miami Herald reports that “Katherine Archuleta, the political director for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, is coming to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa from Friday to Sunday. She’ll meet with Democratically elected officials and the grassroots Obama leaders are known as the Fall Fellows, who help recruit volunteers and man phone banks. At the same time, Vice President Joe Biden travels to Miami Beach to raise campaign cash.”
According to the Herald, the Obama reelection campaign is focusing on Hispanics. The Pew Research Center data shows that Hispanic voters supported Obama over GOP presidential candidate John McCain “by a margin of more than two-to-one in the 2008 presidential election.”
A Gallup poll issued early this month indicates that Obama “earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%).”
Gallup adds that “although Hispanics’ monthly approval of Obama dipped below 50% for the first time in August, more still approve than disapprove (48% vs. 37%) of his job performance.”