Poll: Slightly Fewer People Hate Rick Scott Now

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Gov. Rick Scott's popularity is climbing ever so slightly out of the toilet. Now 35 percent of Floridians approve of the way he's handling his job. That's up from only 29 percent in May. That makes Rick Scott probably the only politician in America who's happy with a 35 percent approval rating.

The numbers come from Quinnipiac, and the 35 percent approval rating is the same number the polling firm reported in April and February. His numbers slipped to 29 percent in May.

Meanwhile, 52 percent of Floridians disapprove of the way Scott is taking care of the state's business.

It seems much of the jump can be attributed to Scott's growing popularity in his own Republican Party. In May, only 51 percent of Republicans approved. Now 61 percent do.

Scott has also gone on a bit of the "please love me" offensive lately. After killing the high-speed rail project in Florida, a highly unpopular move, he approved Central Florida's SunRail system. He also began playing nicer with the press and urged his supporters to write positive letters to newspapers. He's even working at doughnut shops. We've seen a softer, gentler Scott in the past few months, and it's marginally paying off.

However, only 34 percent of Floridians say they like Rick Scott as a person. And only 48 percent of Republicans say they like him personally, despite 61 percent approving of his job handling. The man still has a long way to go.

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8 comments
Scribbler1997
Scribbler1997

There was an idiot in Lee, FL that made a homemade sign in the back of his pickup truck that sits next to the road thru town that likes what this horrible governor is doing! He's encouraging the governor to make more cuts. They must have called this guy for their poll! Lol On the other side of the sign, he complains about Obama care, the health care bill that is now law. This guy in Lee is most likely a low information, selfish, pro- wealthy, anti poor, anti working class, anti middle class typical republican! !

Phil Ryan
Phil Ryan

This only goes to show that a third of the electorate would vote for a potted plant if it had an (R) by its name -- with apologies to potted plants everywhere.

Taj39fire
Taj39fire

How anyone out there could say that he is doing a good job they are out of there minds, the only reason this guy is where he is has to do with the money he has and we all know where he got that by stealing and cheating people. I still caqn't beleave the people of Florida voted for this  idot!

Pita2
Pita2

Rick Scott is a total waste.  He doesn't have a clue how to govern.  He has no sense of how Florida differs from the rest of the country - historically or currently.  He hire a PR firm to "spin" his image into something positive.  But when you put the proverbial crap in the fan, the outcome is always the same! 

Jordan
Jordan

I'm confident he will find a way to lower his approval ratings.

Guest
Guest

i think they need to adjust their poll and stop calling any family he might have here

Ernie Sandoval
Ernie Sandoval

One can only imagine the demographic making up the 35% of those who approve of him. He is still a liar, cheat, and thief - his p/r just lipstick on a pig.

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