TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Gov. Rick Scott's job approval has risen above 40 percent for the first time, although he still remains underwater with a negative 41 - 46 percent rating from voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Gov. Scott's slight improvement in the public eye is built on a 66 - 22 percent approval rating among Republicans. Disapproval is 74 - 14 percent among Democrats and 45 - 40 percent among independent voters. Scott runs even among men who give him a 46 - 44 percent score, while women turn thumbs down 48 - 36 percent.
"Although Gov. Rick Scott's numbers aren't that impressive, they are a step up for him - the first time he has gotten his approval rating out of the 30s since taking office," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "His best previous score was 50 - 38 percent disapproval in January."