Rick Scott's approval rises above 40% for first time in Quinnipiac poll

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Gov. Rick Scott’s job approval has risen above 40 percent for the first time, although he still remains underwater with a negative 41 – 46 percent rating from voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Gov. Scott’s slight improvement in the public eye is built on a 66 – 22 percent approval rating among Republicans.   Disapproval is 74 – 14 percent among Democrats and 45 – 40 percent among independent voters.  Scott runs even among men who give him a 46 – 44 percent score, while women turn thumbs down 48 – 36 percent.

“Although Gov. Rick Scott’s numbers aren’t that impressive, they are a step up for him – the first time he has gotten his approval rating out of the 30s since taking office,” Brown said. “His best previous score was 50 – 38 percent disapproval in January.”

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