POLITICS: Grumpy Mood of Florida Voters

SLOGGING through the Everglades, posing with Mickey Mouse at Disney World or buzzing the beaches along the keys, presidential candidates are seeking out the voters of Florida and finding them mainly skeptical, grumpy, worried and wary. Aggressively conservative and proudly Southern despite its many refugees from the North, Florida may not reside at the political center of the U.S., but the morose attitude of its citizens toward problems and politics in this election year may well be typical. If so, the American voter is going to prove a prickly-prize for the politicians...

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