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


22 Responses to “Latest Poll: Gov. Scott Approval Rating At Just 27 Percent”

  1. Bryan Bethea on July 17th, 2011 9:41 am

    If you want to recall Rick Scott you will have to start with your state legislators. Florida is among the majority of states in the East without any constitutional provision for the public to recall an elected official. The state constitution will need to be amended before any action could be taken against Scott. Can Florida afford for this man to be its governor until January 2015? I think not…

  2. ProudArmyParent on July 16th, 2011 10:24 am

    ■huh on July 15th, 2011 3:21 am,

    “My point is that no way Florida is going to vote Republican come 2012, and normally whoever wins florida, wins the election. We already see that Republicans are going to give welfare to corporations , while cutting jobs”

    I would say this statement were true if Scott were a true Repubublican (which he isn’t,) nor is he a true Tea Party member. What Scott is, is out for himself. If he can find away to turn a state buck toward his own pocket it is going to happen. You may not realize but one of those places the “Health Care Excutive” has been on that private plane is making a statement before the the Health Care Committee researching his company’s actions in past years. Hmmmmm, I was always taught, “if it looks like a duck and smells like a duck it probably also quacks!” Mr. Scott, you are out to line your own pockets! Mr. Scott, you sir are a DUCK!

  3. huh on July 15th, 2011 3:21 am

    My point is that no way Florida is going to vote Republican come 2012, and normally whoever wins florida, wins the election. We already see that Republicans are going to give welfare to corporations , while cutting jobs

  4. David Huie Green on July 15th, 2011 12:03 am

    “what obama got to do with scott mess////”

    Actually and directly, nothing. Yet people act as if every member of a political party is guilty of any sins committed by that party—as long as it’s a different party. Misdeeds by members of our own party are simply the misdeeds of the individual.

    Anyway, if the results of President Obama’s actions in his first two years in office had been more positive, attitude toward his party would have been more positive. Since everything didn’t become perfect instantly, his party got the blame. This led some to distrust all Democrats and vote for whoever was the Republican candidate. Now as to how he got to BE the Republican candidate, he had his mother tell us he is a good boy and he convinced his fellow Republicans the alternatives within the party weren’t all that hot.

    Lots of people mistakenly think his money directly got him elected. Money HELPED, but wasn’t enough by itself to get anyone nominated and/or elected. That’s where the backlash against President Obama came in to play.

    Historically, it’s fair. After all, Senator Obama ran against Senator McCain by painting him as another President George W. Bush, who was unpopular at the time–this despite the many differences between the two.

    (By the way, Governor Scott claimed the high speed rail didn’t have enough potential users to pay for itself, and I believe that was true–much like a failing local bridge, ice hockey team and our Civic Center. Things like that eat up our future.)

    David for honesty

  5. Scott Lassiter on July 14th, 2011 11:38 pm

    While we are talking about this so called man, how can you carry the torch in the special olympics, and then less than 2 hours later, after changing clothes , cut their budget. That is a special type of evil. More to come. He is also trying to get state employees to become “self insured” wounder who reaps that reward. Surely not an Health care exc. such as himself or his wife, who now runs his bisiness. I just hope that our state will be able to recoup. after he is done stealing for himself. 1 term gov. for sure, let’s hope. If not police, firefighters, EMS jails, prisons and all services will be contracted,,,, TO THE LOWEST BIDDER…

  6. pm on July 14th, 2011 11:26 pm

    More and more people in the United States have begun re-call proceedings on politicians like Gov. Scott. He is not doing the job he was elected to and is, as one of the previous writers said literally tearing the State of Florida apart. Former California Gov. Grey Davis thought he could not be re-called but the people of California proved him wrong – Perhaps we need to follow their example. It seems that all he cares about is privatizing government (for his buddies to get richer) and wandering around in his private plane doing things he wishes to keep secret from the people who elected him.but on the other hand. he did not come to us as wolf in sheeps clothing. It was common knowledge that his past life was pretty shady.

  7. Scott Lassiter on July 14th, 2011 10:49 pm

    Opps ! Your right , My bad. that was unintentional. Sorry!!!!

  8. William on July 14th, 2011 10:40 pm

    Scott Lassiter wrote:

    >>I guess I’ll clean up my comments. It seems you can’t speak your mind on this web site

    Nope. You sure can’t when you violate Rule # 4 at the bottom of the page. Your comment that was not approved contained a vulgarity and was deleted. We don’t talk that way around here.

  9. Scott Lassiter on July 14th, 2011 10:36 pm

    I guess I’ll clean up my comments. It seems you can’t speak your mind on this web site.The web master must be scared like all other floridan’s: to tell the truth because Rick Scott works like a Nazi. ( I left my full name, maybe I will not be hunted down and executed by an executive order) He got elected by taking advantage of the situation. He had money, other candidates did not. He has now exacted his revenge on the public sector employee’s(Law Enforcement) who exposed him for his(Alleged), since the web master is so scared) stealing. He has fired and laid off so many law enforcement and public sector jobs he has a huge deficit to make up for his supposed 700,000 jobs in 7 years. I think it should be more like 700,000 million dollars less I have to pay in cooperate taxes thanks to the tea baggers, who by the way are probably still unemployed. Is my freedom of speech better this go around.,Or has Rick Scott wrote an executive order banning that. If not stayed tuned, that will be next.

  10. tallyho on July 14th, 2011 7:42 pm

    Some people need to read are listen to both sides of the news. Gow Scott made a good move. There was a article out the other day on how much it would have cost the tax payer in the State of Flordia he had approved the rail system, With the Demcrats, scream it will not cost you anything, and under there breath we all most had them fooled. And i guess that GE will build all the trains.

  11. R. Noel on July 14th, 2011 6:19 pm

    Obama had nothing to do with Scott’s decision. I don’t know why there is people blaming the president when he wanted High Speed Rail which Scott rejected.

  12. Retired Goverment employee on July 14th, 2011 6:07 pm

    Governor Scott told us what he was going to do if elected, the people of Florida elected him, live with it! For those who would like to know, I retired from the Federal Goverment six months and 14 days ago. I still haven”t received my first retirement check. They tell me it takes time to process all the paper work. And by the way after 20 years, I was earning 52K per year. I get a wopping 11 per cent of it per year, thats $5720 per year or 476 per month, before taxes. Working for the Goverment isn”t what as good as you may think.

  13. TBrown on July 14th, 2011 3:02 pm

    Scott — One Term Governor.

    I pity his successor — whomever that might be, he/she will have to do a great deal of recovery work.

  14. ProudArmyParent on July 14th, 2011 2:25 pm

    ■Tina on July 14th, 2011 12:47 pm ,

    When are you going to understand the public sectors pay is less than the private sector, but people continue to work in the public sector because of the benefits. It all evens out on that score. Further more do you not realize that public employees pay taxes also?
    And to comment on, “Just one more question for you people who don’t get it, what kind of life do you think you will have if we continue on the same path of overspending and mismanagement that we are currently on? There are not enough ‘evil rich people’ to cover all the sorry @ss out there.” My husband works d*** hard for the State of Florida, often putting in more than 60 hours a week without being compensated. He fulfills more than one mans job and makes less than $32,000.00 a year. Yes that is one of the big buck salaries you seem to think he is pulling in. You people make me laugh, you know so little about what you are talking about, but yet you run your mouths. Get some knowledge read up on State of Florida employees salaries. The downsizing our Governor is doing is not in the right places. There are people in Tallahassee that do very little and still work for the state and make a 6 figure salary. Those would be the GOOD OLE’ BOYS and they are the ones that are milking the State of Florida dry! If our Governor would start at the top and cut deep there, we would all be better off!

  15. Fed up with the "uneducated" private sector on July 14th, 2011 1:55 pm

    This is in direct reply to Tina’s comments and everyone’s else’s over the past few months. I am one of those lazy private sector employees who just received a nice pay cut while minimum wage went UP. So to all of the private sector employees whose salaries I PAY every time I pump gas, buy groceries, get my hair cut, go out to eat, most every service or consumable good you can think of, SORRY! No tip for you. I won’t be getting my nails done ever again. So you win Tina. Just who do you think pays private sectors paychecks? Oh, by the way, my stupid government employed self managed to graduate highschool and put myself through college on loans and scholarships. No pell grant for me.

  16. Tina on July 14th, 2011 12:47 pm

    When are you people going to understand that people working in the private sector are paying the salary of those in the public sector? Do you really think that a person can work to earn a salary for themselves, for another person and for those not working at all? Then you factor in the FACT that government employess compensation package exceeds the private sector, you have an UNSUSTAINABLE situation.

    Government needs to be cut way back and we need to evaluate wheather or not what we are getting good value for dollars spent.

    Just one more question for you people who don’t get it, what kind of life do you think you will have if we continue on the same path of overspeanding and mismanagment that we are currently on? There are not enough ‘evil rich people’ to cover all the sorry @ss out there.

  17. ProudArmyParent on July 14th, 2011 10:12 am

    ■Kathy on July 14th, 2011 8:42 am

    I’ve been a republican all my voting life, but I will state loudly I DID NOT VOTE FOR SCOTT. When Scott’s mother stated Rick is a good boy did I not state YES, ONE OF THE GOOD OLE’ BOYS. He has sure proven me correct and in such a short period of time!

  18. Kathy on July 14th, 2011 8:42 am

    Well one can only hope your correct. Look at what the republicans are doing with the debt limit. “my way or no way”! I win or else. Sick, and Scott you got what you voted for. Enjoy him.

  19. David Huie Green on July 14th, 2011 7:52 am

    President Obama’s opponents are going to help him get re-elected,

  20. meemee on July 14th, 2011 7:46 am

    what obama got to do with scott mess////

  21. ProudArmyParent on July 14th, 2011 7:16 am

    Scott is a joke! He is systemically taking Florida apart! He says he is opening new jobs, that for sure he is (while we have seen 200 or so private jobs move into the market he has made thousands of state jobs disappear.) That is NO help to our Economy.

    He has taken earned incomes away from Florida State employee, which is now costing the Florida court system, because state employees are now in turn filing class action law suits which will only cost the state more in the long run. Sure it may take year to run their way through the court system, but that is still state money wasted.

    Has anyone even seen our Governor lately? Most of the time you can’t he is too busy flying out of state and the country on his private airplane. And does anyone ask why he uses his own airplane? (it isn’t to save the state money,) He travels in his own plane so he does not have to inform the people of the state where he is. I don’t know about you, but wouldn’t it be nice if he kept his butt at home?

    As for cutting State Law enforcement, sure cut them that is a big savings to the state budget! Now small county and municipal governments are having to make up for that law enforcement shortfalls, and they just don’t have the funds or the manpower to do it.

    Scott is not helping us he like the men in Washington, DC are digging the hole so much deeper. With a 27% approval rating the People of Florida need to look into having Scott removed from of office on a lack of confidence charge!

  22. huh on July 14th, 2011 5:10 am

    Scott destroying floridas jobs is going to help Obama get re-elected.

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