Purging non-citizens from Florida voter rolls draws strong support in new pollby George Bennett | June 20th, 2012
Scott’s overall approval ratings remain low. Only 39 percent of Floridians approve of the job he’s doing, with 49 percent disapproving, the poll says. That’s a drop from May, when 41 percent approved and 46 percent disapproved of Scott’s performance.
Voters approve of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio‘s job performance by a 51-to-31 percent margin and approve of Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by a 47-to-32 percent margin.
The voter purge has drawn litigation from the federal government and voter-rights groups and criticism from county elections supervisors who are being asked to implement it. Critics accuse the Republican governor of trying to suppress turnout among minorities and Democrat-leaning groups.
Voters support the purge by a 60-to-35 percent margin, including 49-to-42 percent support among Hispanics and 59-to-37 percent backing from independents. Blacks oppose it by a 56-to-38 percent margin.
The Stand Your Ground law is supported by 56 percent of voters and opposed by 37 percent — essentially unchanged from last month’s Quinnipiac poll, which found 56 percent support and 35 percent opposition.