Fifty-Three Percent of Floridians Think Rick Scott's Budget Will Hurt Them, 48 Percent Think He's Doing a Bad Job
There's very little good news for Scott in the numbers from the respected pollster. His 35/48 approval/disapproval split is actually worse than the Republican-controlled legislature's 35/47. In South Florida, only 32 percent of voters think he's doing a good job, while 54 percent disapprove.
Fifty-five percent of Floridians disapprove of the way the governor is handling the budget, while 53 percent say the budget is unfair to "people like them." Forty-seven percent think the cuts in the budget go too far, compared to only 29 percent who think they're just right and 16 percent who want more cuts. Forty-nine percent think $2 billion in tax cuts for business and property owners is a bad idea.
Forty percent think Scott's budget will actually hurt Florida, compared to only 33 percent who think it will help.
But some of Scott's individual proposals are popular. Fifty-nine percent approve of his plan to make state employees pay into their own retirement fund. Seventy-eight percent approve of his plan to drug-test state employees. However, 57 percent disapprove of the plan to tie teachers' pay to student performance.
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