Say, if you just look at the disapproval tracking plot, I think we finally have a contender for a legitimate hockey-stick!
And polling in the swing state of Florida makes Gallup's data look positively rosy by comparison.
Florida poll: Healthcare law hurts Obama, Democrats
A new poll shows the healthcare law is bad political medicine for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, President Barack Obama and his domestic agenda.
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.
The poll, conducted last week, is the first to be taken in Florida since Obama signed the healthcare reform bill into law.
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.
...Because Florida is such a crucial swing state with so many seniors, Nelson's troubles are a shot across the bow for Democrats everywhere, Coker said. The poll shows Nelson would lose his seat in theoretical match-ups against Bob Saget, Vanilla Ice and Corey Feldman.
Actually I made that last sentence up. Nelson, if the election were held today, would lose against Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and some phony conservative named Crist.