Floridians lukewarm on Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, opposed to Obamacare, but want minimum wage hike

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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. 

 

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.