New Poll: Gov. Scott’s Approval Still Low

Gov. Rick Scott remains largely unpopular among Florida residents, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.

In January, following the gubernatorial inauguration a Gallup Poll revealed that 22 percent of Floridians were happy with the job the governor was doing  just weeks after his swearing-in ceremony.

The Raleigh, N.C., based Public Policy Polling (PPP) findings seem to affirm the lingering disdain for Scott among Floridians. PPP surveyed Floridians from March 24 to March 27. The poll found that only 32 percent approve of Scott, while 55 percent disapprove. Republicans approve of him, by 57-27 margin. While Democrats are seemingly more dissatisfied with the governor, with 81 percent dissenting.

“Rick Scott was elected by the thinnest of margins in one of the best Republican election years ever,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Since then he hasn’t done much to win over either the folks who didn’t vote for him or the folks who supported him because he was a Republican despite having some reservations about him personally.”

The poll also revealed that if Floridians could redo the 2010 elections, they would overwhelmingly vote for former state chief financial officer, Alex Sink, who lost to Scott by one point in November.

“As I said in my State of the State address, I didn’t come here to be the most popular. This state will be the most likely to succeed, have a great day everybody,” Scott told reporters in response to the poll.