President Barack Obama is “in real trouble” in Florida, and the presidential race in the pivotal state may not be even close, says Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union and a former chairman of the Florida Republican Party.
Recent polls have shown GOP challenger Mitt Romney with a small lead in Florida, a state that Romney must have to win the White House.
“Here’s why they’re in real trouble beyond the polling numbers,” Cardenas said of the Obama-Biden ticket during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“They’re in real trouble in terms of intensity. The 18-29-year-old vote, which was decisive for [Obama] in 2008, the intensity factor is down 25 percent. And in Florida, it’s even higher because of the unemployment rate among young people,” Cardenas asserted.
Cardenas added that Obama is doing poorly among seniors, a key Florida demographic.
“If he’s behind in Florida, according to history, he’s not going to win the election,” Cardenas said. Obama won Florida in 2008.