Despite attempt to makeover image, Gov. Rick Scott's disapproval rate still at 51%

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Most Florida voters are unhappy with the job Rick Scott is doing as his first year as governor of Florida winds down.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely Florida Voters at least somewhat approve of Scott’s job performance as governor, but 51% at least somewhat disapprove. This includes 15% who Strongly Approve and 34% who Strongly Disapprove.

Just 68% of Republican voters in the state now approve of how Scott is doing his job, while 76% of Democrats disapprove. Most voters not affiliated with either political party disapprove by a 53% to 38% margin.

Fifty percent (50%) of male voters give Scott positive marks for job performance, compared to 35% of women.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.