The latest survey of Florida voters by Public Policy Polling finds an electorate lukewarm (at best) about its U.S. Senators, opposed to President Barack Obama’s health care law, and supportive of a hike in the minimum wage.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio job performance rating is slightly under water at 43 percent approve/45 percent disapprove, while Senator Bill Nelson is still in the black at 40 percent approve/35 percent disapprove.
Opposition to the Affordable Care Act stands at 49 percent of Florida voters, while 40% approve of Obamacare. Going inside the numbers, few Florida voters consider the rollout of the ACA a success. Just six percent deem it “very” successful, while a full 42 percent believe the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been “very unsuccessful.”
If there is any surprise in this PPP poll, especially one that shows Republican Governor Rick Scott down just two points to Democrat Charlie Crist, it’s that 62% of Florida voters support raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. That’s fairly broad support for what is considered a very progressive policy.
The survey was conducted Jan. 16-21 and included 591 respondents.