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Jeb Bush rated as both Florida’s favorite and least favorite governor

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From Public Policy Polling: One of the things we like to do sometimes on our polls is ask people in a particular state who their favorite and least favorite governors are out of the last five. We did that on our Florida poll and the results were kind of interesting:

-Jeb Bush rated as both the state’s favorite and least favorite Governor since Bob Graham. 42% picked him as their favorite, leading Graham at 23% and Lawton Chiles at 21%. 33% picked him as their least favorite with the other four recent Governors all falling between 16 and 19%. I know it’s shocking that a Bush would have this kind of polarizing impact.

-These numbers are yet more bad news for Charlie Crist. Only 4% of Republicans picked him as their favorite recent Governor, behind Democrats Graham and Chiles. 23% chose him as their least favorite. Just another data point indicating he’s in a lot of trouble for the primary. More here. 

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.

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