“Today, Scott is a four-letter word to many Florida voters, but political popularity can change with time,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “The experience of Scott’s predecessor, Charlie Crist, who had 70 percent approval ratings at this point in his tenure, shows how fickle public opinion can be.”
The number of Florida voters who disapprove of Gov. Rick Scott has more than doubled, pushing him from a positive 35 – 22 percent job approval February 2 to a negative 35 – 48 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters also say 53 – 37 percent that his state budget proposals are unfair to them.
Gov. Scott’s proposed budget cuts go “too far,” 47 percent of voters say, as 16 percent say they don’t go “far enough” and 29 percent say they are “about right,” the independent Quinnipiac University survey finds.