Fifty-Five Percent of Floridians Don't Like Rick Scott

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After just a few months in office, Floridians have decided they aren't big fans of Rick Scott and his Tea Party-style politics. A new poll shows that 55 percent dislike the new governor, while only 32 percent like him. While Scott has never been Mr. Popular, those number have only worsened since a poll by the same company showed 43 percent disliked him with only 33 percent liking the guy in December.

The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (which often works for Democrats), and has virtually no good news for Scott. Even his popularity within the Republican party is thin. Only 57 percent of Republican voters have a positive view of him, compared to 27 percent who have a negative view.

"To put those numbers into some context his counterparts in the Midwest who are having their own popularity problems at least are doing far better within their own parties- Wisconsin's Scott Walker stands at 86 percent with Republicans, Ohio's John Kasich is at 71 percent, and Michigan's Rick Snyder has a 68 percent approval with GOP voters," writes PPP.

If Scott was to take on Democratic Alex Sink in a Gubernatorial rematch, PPP finds that he'd lose 56-37. Of course, any election is still 3 and a half years away, and Scott still has plenty of time to work on his public image.

The news isn't bad for all Republicans. PPP also finds that Senator Marco Rubio has a healthy, but not spectacular favorable/unfavorable split of 43/31. That makes him the most popular Senator in the state. Bill Nelson's numbers are 38/34.

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Crazyforhistory
Crazyforhistory

I hate to say it, but the Floridians that voted for him got what they wanted! It was apparent from the git go that he did not care for/about the "little" man/woman. If someone is not going along with his ideas, they are wrong! It makes me cringe when I think what he intends to do to this state! Is it a coincidence that he wants to test state workers and welfare recipients for drugs? He owns the company that will do the testing! This Governor is a one term Governor! That is something I am very thankful for!

rimak
rimak

LETS GET THIS ZOMBIE OUT OF OFFICE,PERIOD.

Glenn61
Glenn61

100 less 45% equals 55% approval. Better than Obama will ever do from here on.

If that little witch ,Alex Stink, was in office, the state would just be deeper in debt and closer to financial collapse, at least our goofball governor is making the difficult choices needed to keep the state working.

HeSuxs
HeSuxs

What happened, did 55% of Floridians stayed home on election day?

FireHim
FireHim

He's a total douche that belongs in jail. Alex Sink is an idiot for not destroying him.

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