Florida Voters Like Gov. Scott’s Policies — But Not Him

Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 11:08 PM

By Nick Sanchez

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Florida voters don’t like Rick Scott, but they do like his policies.
 
According to a new poll, 18 solid months of Scott’s people-friendly workday initiatives, frequent public bill signings and friendliness toward media outlets have failed to inspire much personal esteem, The Miami Herald reported.
 
Scott’s positive name recognition remains low, with 37 percent viewing him unfavorably, 30 percent neutral, and 29 percent viewing him favorably, in the poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling Research for the Herald and four other Florida news outlets.

When asked, 51 percent of likely voters disapprove of Scott's job performance, with only 40 percent approving and 9 percent not sure.

But while they don't seem to like the governor personally, they sure like his policies. By 54 percent to 35 they approve of his efforts to purge voters' lists of aliens and by 82 percent to 13 they agree that voters should show identification at the polls.

Interviews with respondents showed broad support for his policies on immigration and welfare, as well, the Herald reported.
 
"It’s a charisma gap,"  pollster Brad Coker told the Herald. "He doesn’t turn even Republican voters on the same way that [former Gov.] Jeb Bush did."

"There’s a certain stiffness to him and he doesn’t seem like a natural communicator. You can be an actor and memorize your lines ... but if you don’t come across well on camera, it doesn’t really matter. There’s just something not there."

That could be bad news for Scott. On Saturday the Tampa Bay Times reported that Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is considering challenging him at the next election bringing the possibility of a high-profile name backed by a well-funded campaign.
 
Demographically, the poll found that women disapprove of the governor more than men — 56 percent disapproval versus 45 — and that one in four Republicans disapprove of Scott’s performance.
 
The poll among 800 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Krauthammer: GOP Must Push Its Agenda After Taking Senate

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 22:07 PM

Republicans have 3-1 odds of taking over the Senate, and they need to use that power to push their agenda, conservative  . . .

Wyoming Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 19 . . .

Alveda King: Obama Proves Skin-Color Voting Doesn't Help Blacks

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 21:13 PM

Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is at sharp odds with the Rev. Al Sharpton about which political  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved