Rick Scott's Approval Rating Is Great! (According to Lobbyists and PR Firms)

Categories: Politics
Illustration by Miche Ratto
If you ask Floridians if they approve of Gov. Rick Scott's job performance, between 26 and 38 percent would say yes.

In the last week, though, two "polls" have been released that claim the governor's approval rating is much, much higher.

According to a public relations/communications firm hired by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the governor's approval rating is 48.31 percent. According to the lobbying organization National Federation of Independent Business, it's 69 percent -- well, among "small business owners."

The Florida Chamber of Commerce even said its poll shows the governor's job approval is "on the rise."

Strangely, nearly 90 percent of the people they claim to have polled also want various Republicans to be president. Eleven percent said "undecided," and less than 1 percent said "other."

Then there's the news release from the governor's office saying he has 69 percent approval among Florida's "small business owners."

That's from the NFIB -- which not only endorsed Scott for governor in 2010 but pretty much every other Republican running for major office that year.

If this is the science that's passing for poll results now, we'd like to point out that almost 6 percent of New Times readers approve of Scott's job performance.

On the other hand, about 29 percent of our readers also believe haunted houses are real, which is about 8 points below the national average last time Gallup polled that one.

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As for those rigged polls showing Rick Scott with high approval ratings,well consider the source. After all Hitler,Stalin,Mao,and the late Kim Jong IL always got high approval ratings too.


In my 30 years I have been living in Florida,we have been fortunate enough to have some pretty decent Governors running the state,both Republican and Democrat.These past governors have stood up to the Neanderthals in the legislature on behalf of the people of Florida even when they were both of the same party.Now with Sick Rick Snot in office he is in total lockstep with them and their cronies.Well, after all of those better Governors we had,it was a matter of time we'd finally get one that sucks! Let's throw this SOB out of office in 2014!


If Charlie Crist decided to run for a 2nd term as governor,he would have been re-elected by a wide margin.Most polls among Fl.voters( Gallup,Pew,Roper,WSJ,etc). had Crist at 62 to 68% approval rating before he committed political suicide by running for Senate and losing to Rubio.Now we are stuck with a corporate F**ktard as Governor who wants to gut the enviroment,suppress the vote,keep wages down and kiss the Legislature's ass.


Great polling percentage......... best of luck for Rick Scott

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Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

So all the rich bastards who are making money thanks to Scott like him.  Shocking that.  Meanwhile the vast majority of us cannot stand him since its all our cash he is giving them.

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