Rick Scott Breaks His Record for Crappiest Approval Rating -- 26 Percent

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Gov. Rick Scott is still the least-popular governor in the country, but according to the latest poll released this afternoon, it's the crappiest approval rating he's ever had.

Scott's approval is down to 26 percent of Floridians, according to the freshest numbers from Public Policy Polling, easily defeating his previous most-crappy approval rating from the firm of 33 percent in June.

Buyer's remorse is even worse than it has been in previous months, as PPP surveyed a hypothetical rematch between Scott and Democrat Alex Sink and found that Sink would win it 53-37.

Charlie Crist as a Democrat would mow over Scott in a hypothetical election as well, at a margin of 55-32.

"Scott's numbers with Democrats are pretty much unchanged compared to then and his standing with independents has gotten a little better," the polling firm says. "What's really caused the bottom to drop out for him is that even Republicans are starting to really sour on his leadership. In June Scott had a 63/30 approval spread with them. That's now dropped all the way down to 46/31."

Yikes.

Crist is still the most popular politician in the state as polled by PPP, with 48 percent having a favorable opinion of him and 33 percent negative. It probably helps that he's not in any decision-making capacity, but those are the numbers.

Sen. Marco Rubio's approval numbers also dropped slightly -- they have since PPP started tracking the senator -- as he's now down to 40 percent approval and 40 percent disapproval.

He had 43 percent approval and 31 percent disapproval in March.

Combating the theory that Rubio as the Republicans' vice-presidential pick would help the eventual candidate defeat President Obama in 2012, PPP says only 24 percent of Floridians said they'd be more likely to vote with the GOP in the presidential race with Rubio on the ticket.

Democrats also led a hypothetical congressional ballot, 46-40.


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Jenny2jenny44
Jenny2jenny44

Now thieves can not steal money from the FL government.

Hi Rick
Hi Rick

Some time people do the right thing but have low rating. Rick you are the best. The shot is hurt. But it is good for the patent.

Garyowenfaas
Garyowenfaas

Would it be Safe to think he is a 1%er?  No Working Person should Vote for any Millionaire since that is against their own best Interest. Wages in America for the People that actually Work have stagnated since Ronald Reagan's Term.  The Tax Rate that kept America competitive against the rest of the World was destroyed in an effort to give more Wealth to the Greediest.  They in turn Hide Taxable Income overseas so they don't have to pay for what America gives them.  Since the 1% are not Loyal to America we should Tax them like they were before the Great Spreading of Wealth to Millionaires and Corporations, not People, by Reagan and gw bush.  How many in Congress, besides NAFTA Newt and Sen. Phil Gramm, received TARP Bailout Money? 

flnative1
flnative1

He's a Tea Party Extremist, Grover Norquest minion, Koch Brother follower. Go to Politifacts and see how many times he has lied or flip flopped to us.   I'm surprised he can still get 26% approval!

Storm828
Storm828

A lot of us out here in the other 49 states are probably having a little bit of a difficult time working up sympathy for the folks in the Sunshine State because we're still a little miffed about the election-screw-up-hanging-chad-Gore-wins-until-Catherine-Harris-Satan's-Hand-maiden-steals-and-delivers-Bush-White House debacle of 2000. That having been said, I love Florida and its people and good on them for finally waking up. They deserve better and now it seems that maybe they know it!!

Steve Utrecht
Steve Utrecht

really? I am surprised he got that high an approval rating. 

dlefevre23
dlefevre23

Worst governor probably ever.  Every person in Florida that voted for him is an idiot.  It takes 5 minutes to understand that Rick Scott is a fraudster that should of been put into jail. 

jack
jack

I don't understand why he ain't more popular. Unemployment is lower than it's been in years.

Marksmith6905
Marksmith6905

i agree 100% he should be in jail why not give him the boot come election time!!!

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