Rick Scott Approval Rating Analysis: "Slightly More Popular Than a Hemorrhoid"

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Hemorrhoids: Almost as popular as Gov. Rick Scott.
In case you haven't noticed, Gov. Rick Scott's approval rating is getting so low that people are running out of politicians to compare him to.

A few weeks ago, Public Policy Polling surveyed Florida voters about hypothetical gubernatorial matchups in which Scott was wrecked by everyone he was compared to -- leading to the pollsters saying that running lunch meat against the governor probably wouldn't make the race any closer.

"While [Charlie Crist] would trounce Rick Scott, the reality is that so would a ham sandwich as the governor continues to become more and more unpopular," PPP President Dean Debnam said.

Now Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell has drawn a new comparison to the governor's approval rating -- hemorrhoids.

"The first-time governor -- less than a year into his term, typically a honeymoon period for newly electeds -- now has an approval rating of 27 percent," Maxwell writes. "That makes him one of the least popular politicians in the United States and only slightly more popular than a hemorrhoid."

To be fair, a poll showing an approval rating for hemorrhoids would probably be quite a bit lower than 27 percent, but that's just a guess.

The only time since the governor took office that he's had a positive approval rating was on January 31, when Quinnipiac University released a poll saying that although just 35 percent of people approved, only 22 percent disapproved.

It's gotten progressively worse since.

A May poll, also from Quinnipiac University, said just 29 percent of people approved of Scott's job performance, compared to 57 percent who disagreed -- leading to his moniker of the least popular governor in the country.

There's no sign of his job approval getting any better either, since a poll released just this week by the right-wingers at Sunshine State News showed Scott had the lowest approval rating of his short career as governor -- just 27 percent.


Here are a few things we'll suggest pollsters use to compare against the governor for future surveys: the new antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea, Michele Bachmann's "gay-curing" husband, or maybe the Octomom.


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Ryan Adumal
Ryan Adumal

Come to think about it, Scott's low approval rating is compared to hemorrhoids cases in Unites States. It sounds funny but it does make sense, we have low rate of hemorrhoids in the US. I've seen this good site with a lot of information about hemorrhoids www.hemorrhoids-stop.net  

learnhowto
learnhowto

Itching, discomfort, pain in the anus and brightred blood are examples of the symptoms of hemorrhoid. hemroids

Rayhan4410
Rayhan4410

I emailed his office over a month ago to ask who paid for all those robo-calls that kept coming to my house bragging about his accomplishments... I still haven't received a reply. He's probablly cutting programs for senoirs and veterans so he can pay for robo-calls to market himself to the people. At least the calls quit coming. Next he'll commision China to erect a statue in his honor. I understand he sleeps on a full length mirror.

Jancajun
Jancajun

I've been surveying people I know and no one voted for him. Or is it that no one will admit to voting for him?

Traitement Des Hemorroides
Traitement Des Hemorroides

Hey,Thanks for sharing this post with us as we know that this problem is very dangerous so we should aware about this before it become reason of death. 

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hemorrhoid treatment

Even though surgery is effective, you will still have to go through a recovery process that may not be very comfortable

Charlie_7093
Charlie_7093

I still don't understand why no one has started conducting an investigation into his election in the first place. I strongly disliked Scott from the first (and not just because he's a Republican). I followed the polls closely. Just days (days!) before the election, Sink was way ahead in the polls. I thought she was a shoe-in. Rick Scott is not only a despicable human being and a failure as a human being he is also a crook (and this is a hard, cold fact). Isn't it possible that there might have been some funny business going on regarding his election of the people? If not, then I can only shake my head in sorrow. I campaigned virulently against Scott. It was common knowledge that the man was guilty of medicare fraud not once, but twice (the irony now is that he is one of these tea baggers that wants to do away with medicare!). If he really was elected fairly, then the people of Florida deserve what they got. He's not my governor - I didn't vote for him.

Ztruth
Ztruth

Whats unbelievable is that he was elected in the first place. His history is not good and we should expect nothing different from him.

Damara Hutchins
Damara Hutchins

As a Florida resident, I apologize for not trying harder to get people to not vote for Scott. For some reason, I believed that the voters would mistrust him due to his refusal to answer questions concerning the fraud he committed (but was never officially charged with). When he was elected (evidently by those who watch 24 hours of Fox News), I was shocked, but now I'm outraged. Again, I am deeply sorry.

Whatever happened to normal?
Whatever happened to normal?

Don't forget he is closely supported by Florida's GOP leadership in the state house and senate. They are his puppets.

Rodney
Rodney

Roid Scott.  Me thinks we have a new name for old Skeletor!

rick_scott
rick_scott

recall election? if that is not allowed can we make him teach in Florida for the salary he he hacked down to nothing? he is a total douche. sorry I share his name.

Kathy C.
Kathy C.

You can get rid of a hemorrhoid a lot faster and with less scarring than you can Rick Scott!! A lot of idiots voted for him.. What's up Florida? Hope your not trying to compete with the California fruits!!

Donbohning
Donbohning

i will take the hemmorroid to rick scott as governor any day

Donbohning
Donbohning

I will take the hemmorroid to rick scott any day

Barney Fife
Barney Fife

Actually there is a very credible way to get him tossed in jail. Everyone knows that his corporation wrongly billed Medicare. But that is just the tip of the iceberg fro fraud. The way you really commit fraud today in health care is by accepting payments intended to cover many, many services and then not provide many of these services.

That is how he really made money and it is how you could go about removing him from office.

Guest
Guest

I compared this bag of bones to his counterpart when he was voted into office. I'm glad that I was intelligent enough NOT to vote for him. He's not told the truth in many areas, he and his hencmen/women are out for 1 thing- what best suits them not what best suits the average Floridian. Scott came in on the fact that he would lower property taxes- yet he failed to realize that those same taxes pay for public services such a fire, police, and for education. We cannot make our schools better or our homes and streets safer if we deny those who serve and teach the adequate funding so that we can bring our nation's children even to other countries such as England, Switzerland, Japan. I can see those who live on limited income falling into his trap but then they did not ask themselves who will pay the bill when it comes due- our chlldren will in the long run. Scott will be out of office and so will his henchmen/women. Worst then a hemmeroid- I'd rather take the latter I can live with them.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Can this mean that finally people will notice that tea baggers and their ilk are nothing more than corporate pawns?  That they will stop voting as they are commanded to do by the talking heads like Beck and company?Every once in a while, the glimmering of intelligence manifests, and it is a beautiful thing.Too bad they still let him get into office.  When Scott is finally run out of office, unfortunatly he will be richer for it since everything he has signed into law only serves to make him and his cronies even more wealthy while stripping everyone else of freedom and what little money they have.Can we just throw him in prison for fraud and malfeasance?

Boca Condo King
Boca Condo King

Hey with all the negative press he has gotten, 27% is not so bad

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

We can settle this out of court.   Kindly send $199 to my rich Nigerian uncle and all will be forgotten.

fltxag
fltxag

Yeah, it's the negative press beating him down.  What color is the sky in your world?  

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