Florida Chamber poll show Rick Scott approval rating 46%

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For the third month in a row, Florida voters are more optimistic Florida is headed in the right direction, according to a poll released today by the Florida Chamber Political Institute. Up three percent since January, 35 percent of Floridians believe the state is moving in the right direction while 44 percent are not as confident – a decrease of four percent since January.

Governor Scott’s job approval rating continues to remain positive, with 46 percent voters approving of the job he’s doing compared to 43 percent who disapprove.

“While the national economy and Washington politics are causing concern with voters, this is quite an improvement from June of last year when 60 percent said the state was headed in the wrong direction,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Political Strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  “The fact that likely voters rate Governor Scott more positively is an indication that they agree with his jobs agenda and that he is moving forward with exactly what he campaigned on.”

The poll, conducted on March 22-25, 2012 by Cherry Communications during live telephone interviews of likely voters, has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent.

Jobs and the economy continue to dominate the concerns of Floridians by 44 percent – down from 51 percent in January. Education and concerns about health care round out the top three issues.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.