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While still scraping barnacles, Scott gets better news on approval rating

by John Kennedy | May 11th, 2012

Gov. Rick Scott gets something like good news on his approval ratings in a new survey by Suffolk University and WSVN-TV-Miami.

The poll shows 42 percent of voters like the job he’s doing as governor — compared with 44 percent who disapprove. The disapproval rating is better than the chilling 54 percent marks Scott earned in late April in two separate surveys, Public Policy Polling and Rasmussen Reports.

While PPP found Scott’s approval still hovered low — at 34 percent, Rasmussen gave Scott better numbers — 43 percent backing from voters.

The Post reported earlier this week that the Republican Party of Florida has paid almost $1 million since March for a TV campaign, promoting the governor’s push for $1 billion more for public schools and helping state unemployment fall to a three-year low behind what the ads label Scott’s “pro-business initiatives.”

But with his barnacle-scraping approval ratings, Scott is likely to emerge this election season as a candidate Democrats and their allies seek to tie to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“Rick Scott’s not on the ballot, but the philosophy he espouses will be, and that’s what will be our focus,” said Rich Templin, a spokesman for the Florida AFL-CIO, which represents 500,000 workers in the state.

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7 Responses to “While still scraping barnacles, Scott gets better news on approval rating”

  1. ALLEN WEST MUST GO! Says:

    RICK SCOTT IS TOXIC.

    SO IS ALLEN WEST. (OR AS I CALL HIM, ALIEN WASTE)

    Rmoney has been defined already.

    HE HAS NO CORE.
    HE HAS NO VALUES.
    HE WILL SAY ANYTHING.
    HE IS A MENDACIOUS LIAR.

    He is in a box on issue after issue because of his own pathetic lying.

    President Obama obviously deserves a second term. By now everyone knows what a liar Mitt Rmoney is… You’d have to be either living in a cave or be a totally dishonest person not to admit that Rmoney is a liar.

    And when you compare Rmoney and Obama, it’s literally LAUGHABLE that that is the best the Republicans can do.

    OBAMA FOUR MORE YEARS!

    THEN HILLARY!

  2. mert baker Says:

    So our governor Scott is doing what Bob Graham did for years? Does this mean that Scott is trying to get in touch with the “common man”? I don’t think so as this is just so much a publicity stunt and positive spin the governor’s PR people are trying to put on his poor approval rating. I have more respect for SpongeBob Squarepants than this imposter of a governor.

  3. Shokai Says:

    He’d do better with a girl like this: http://youtu.be/KqVNv-rzxcA

  4. Downtown Danny Says:

    Scott is the most destructive person in any position that our state has ever had.

  5. Dee Says:

    Scott’s ratings are in the toilet. We need to flush Rich Scott. One term Govnuh

  6. Fact Lee Says:

    He should be next president. He is 100% for create jobs. %0 for himself. He is not afraid of low rating.

  7. Ms Vicky Says:

    The citizens of Florida are paying a fortune in taxes for all the Court cases that are proving Rick Scott has no idea what he’s doing. His lack of knowledge about Florida, law, and government are a disgrace! So far his drug testing of workers, privatizing of prisons, and 3% tax on public workers have all been turned down by the Courts as unconstitutional by judges appointed by Republican law makers. Read this and weep…for Florida.

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