Rick Scott campaigns to win hearts of Floridiansby Dara Kam | August 8th, 2011
Is Rick Scott the most hated nice guy in Florida?
The Republican governor has been caricatured as Voldemort, Skeletor and worse. A bumper sticker seen recently in Tallahassee read “Rick Scott: The Anti-Christ.”
Only 35 percent of Florida voters approve of how he’s doing his job and slightly less like him as a person, according to poll results released last week. Not even a majority of Republicans said they liked him as a person, although 60 percent of them said they liked his policies.
Yet, those who meet him say that, one-on-one, he’s unfailingly polite and soft-spoken. He cracks jokes and asks about their families and their health.
His staff is convinced that if Floridians got to know their boss better, they would like him, even if they don’t agree with his policies.
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