Latest Poll: Gov. Scott Approval Rating At Just 27 Percent
July 14, 2011
According to a survey commissioned by the conservative website Sunshine State News, Gov. Rick Scott sits with a 27 percent approval rating, with 58 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing.
The discontent with Scott appears to be fairly widespread. Scott’s approval rating among Republicans is just 48 percent, compared to 34 percent disapproval. Men, women and voters across all age groups registered majority disapproval of Scott’s job so far.
The poll was taken July 5-7, shortly after Scott announced his decision to allow the SunRail commuter line in Central Florida to go forward. The decision outraged Scott’s tea-party supporters and apparently did little to buoy the governor’s numbers in the area; Central Florida voters still give Scott a 54 percent disapproval rating and a 28 percent approval rating.
According to Sunshine State News, the automated poll by Voter Survey Service included 1,000 registered like voters who voted in the 2006 or 2008 elections. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.
By The News Service Florida