GOP Intentionally Sabotaging Economy to Boot Obama? Only 39 Percent of Floridians Say No

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Old news: Floridians think Gov. Rick Scott sucks. New news: Nearly half of Florida thinks Republicans are intentionally sabotaging the economy to prevent the reelection of President Obama.

It's not just those damned liberals either -- 24 percent of Republicans agree, according to the latest poll of Florida voters released last night by Suffolk University.

Here's a quick rundown of what Florida voters say: The recession isn't over, stop giving money to foreign countries, impose a flat tax, replace Rick Scott with Alex Sink, and Rick Scott sucks.

Of the 800 Florida voters polled, just 4 percent say the recession is over.

"When the margin of error is only 3.5 percent, you can't get much lower than 4 percent," says David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University. "Voters continue to feel the pinch in Florida, and that results in some strong opinions on how the country and the state spend revenue."

That's probably part of the reason 74 percent of the respondents said stop giving monetary assistance to other countries.

"Charity begins at home," Paleologos says. "Voters are saying they don't want money going overseas until the United States takes care of itself first."

That comes to the point that 49 percent of people say "Republicans are intentionally hindering efforts to boost the economy so that President Barack Obama will not be reelected."

Thirty-nine percent say it isn't true, although 70 percent of Democrats, 52 percent of independents, and 24 percent of Republicans say it certainly is.

The flat tax is a popular idea with Floridians, with 50 percent voting "aye" and 27 percent voting "nay."

Not surprisingly, 37 percent of those surveyed said Gov. Scott's performance is "negative and damaging," compared to 26 percent who said it's "positive and productive." The rest couldn't tell the difference.

Alex Sink still leads the voter's remorse race, leading Scott 37-36 in a hypothetical gubernatorial race.

Long story short, Floridians say everyone's doing it wrong.


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Paul Betzler
Paul Betzler

Polls are stupid and they got what the wanted in Scott. Stop with the buyers remorse, should of known the product before they cast their vote.

Rob5014
Rob5014

"While the national "illiteracy" rate improved slightly, in Florida it got worse.But all three Treasure Coast counties had better rates than the state average and only St. Lucie County was above the national average of 14.5 percent.Only two other states — New York and California — had higher rates of illiteracy than Florida in the latest survey." Well there's your problem! Lets all pay attention to what the dong of America has to say. 

FQS9000
FQS9000

How can the Evil KKKers in the Republican party torpedo Barack the Great?  His ship sank back when the Democraps held the Senate, House and Presidency.  All we are seeing now is the result of the Democraps desperately throwing our money at their union buddies and trying to buy votes.  AB3 = Any body but Barak & that includes Hildabeast and the Vice President Dummy-In-Chief Biden.

Tweety
Tweety

Why can't Rick Scott take a gun and blow his brains out. Or he could take a rifle, stick it up his ass and pull the trigger. Then we can find out just how full of shit he is.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

And yet, time after time, Floridians will continue to elect Scotts and JEBS! and Rubios, and fill the state house with republicans intent on protecting the 1% and fixing the game in their favor.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Its about time people started to notice how the repubs are going out of their way to torpedo anything President Obama tries to do to repair the mistakes their party made.They are literally Nero, fiddling away while everything burns.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Yes............. they are , have been and will continue to do so.

SuperDad
SuperDad

You're so full of wit. Why is it the people who refuse to admit our economic crises is the fault of Obama's predecessors spew the same exact faulty logic? I know. It's because all of them, every last one of them, listens to FOX NEWS, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O and they repeat what they hear verbatim. They are to worried about their money to do any reading or any kind of research on their own. Sheep.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Repubs and their corporate allies actually want a very specific type of country.  The one out of "Robocop".  Was watching it just the other day as well as the sequels and it hit me.  They just want the corporations to buy up and run everything reducing the rest of us to less than slaves fit only to trod upon.

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