Republican legislature didn't do enough to help Gov. Scott, poll says

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A new poll from Sunshine State Communications, a firm with connections to prominent Republicans, found that a strong plurality of Republican primary voters did not think the Legislature did enough to help Gov. Rick Scott? jobs plan during the 2011 session — despite Republican supermajorities in both the House and the Senate, reports Kevin Derby.

The poll found that 49 percent of those surveyed believed the Legislature did not do enough to help the governor, who — during the 2010 election cycle — called for the creation of 700,000 new jobs in the Sunshine State in seven years. While 36 percent of those surveyed were undecided, a mere 15 percent thought the Legislature did enough to help Scott with his jobs plan.

? substantial number of Florida Republicans feel that the Legislature did not do enough to support the governor? plan to create jobs in Florida,?said Buzz Jacobs of Sunshine State Communications.Now that session is over, Florida? legislators need to sell their accomplishments to the Republican base.?

The poll of 457 likely Republican primary voters was taken on May 12-13 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.58 percent.

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