Romney brain Stuart Stevens thinks Rick Scott would beat Barack Obama in a mythical gubernatorial race

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Political consultant to the stars Stuart Stevens says in an interview with Beth Reinhard of the National Journal that, in a mythical election between Barack Obama and Rick Scott for governor of Florida, Scott would win.

NJ But some of those newly elected Republican governors are very unpopular, such as Rick Scott in Florida. Democrats say he will hurt Romney’s chances in Florida.

Stevens I don’t. Rick Scott is doing a terrific job, and he’s a terrific governor. I think if Barack Obama ran against Rick Scott for governor, Rick Scott would beat him. I think if Joe Biden ran against Rick Scott, Rick Scott would beat him. I think people in Florida have a pretty good sense that what they hoped to happen under President Obama hasn’t happened.

Keep in mind that Stevens was one of Charlie Crist’s consultants, so he knows Florida.

Do you agree with Stevens?  Would Rick Scott beat Barack Obama?

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