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Rick Scott’s approval rating ticks up to 57% in new poll

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Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rating is ticking up, something that could prove critical as the Naples Republican ponders a 2018 U.S. Senate bid. A new survey from Morning Consult showed Scott has a 57 percent approval rating. That’s up 8 points from similar rankings released in September, which showed Scott had a 49 percent approval rating. Scott’s disapproval rating dropped to 36 percent in the most recent Morning Consult survey, while 7 percent of Floridians surveyed said they didn’t know…

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Donald Trump popularity rising post-election, new poll shows

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Since winning the presidential election, Donald Trump has become more popular with Americans, a new poll of registered voters shows. According to a survey conducted by POLITICO/Morning Consult Nov. 16-18, 45 percent of voters now have either a very favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of Trump. Twelve percent say they have a somewhat unfavorable opinion and 34 percent have a very unfavorable opinion of the president-elect. Anna Palmer of POLITICO calls it a “dramatic uptick” since the election Nov. 8.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.8.16 — Getting the results before the polls close

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The last presidential contest I really didn’t pay that much attention to was back in 1980, but I do remember this: I was in high school, and I had the TV on but the sound down when Jimmy Carter came out at around 6:15 PST to announce he was conceding the election. It was pretty early in the evening, but it was obvious Carter wasn’t going to catch up to Ronald Reagan that night. Although Carter wanted to get the misery…

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Patrick Murphy to Marco Rubio: ‘Florida’s just not that into you’

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Patrick Murphy has a message for Marco Rubio: “Florida’s just not that into you.” To prove his point, Murphy, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent supporters an email citing a new survey where, out of 100 senators, Rubio ranks as fifth-least-popular in the nation. The poll, released Wednesday by digital media research firm Morning Consult, found that among Florida voters, Rubio has a dismal 41 percent disapproval rating — which Murphy says is a result of Rubio having “the worst attendance…

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Marco Rubio falls in Morning Consult Senate approval rankings

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Marco Rubio’s presidential bid may have had an impact on his standings in the U.S. Senate. On Thursday, Morning Consult, a media and survey technology company, released its latest senator approval rankings. The newest rankings grouped Rubio in the bottom 10 senators. According to the report, Rubio’s approval rating dropped five points since November, down to 5 percent. His disapproval rating increased eight points in the same time span, to 41 percent. The senator approval rankings were calculated from interviews with 62,288 registered…

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