Is Gov. Rick Scott 'Mr. Popularity'? Maybe so when compared to President Obama's latest ratings
While many in Florida's Capitol press corps chatter incessantly about Gov. Rick Scott's favorability ratings -- using terms like "the worst" and "awful" -- they might want to sharpen those media pencils and take note of President Barack Obama's latest standing in this week's CBS/New York Times poll.
Obama's latest national favorability rating among registered voters comes in at 36 percent favorable and 48 percent unfavorable. That compares to Scott's 37 percent favorable and 45 percent unfavorable rating in the latest Suffolk University survey. Clearly, neither politician has numbers to brag about. However, if you're the governor -- or his talented political wiz, Tony Fabrizio -- you have to ask yourself, "What one-way street do some of these reporters live on?"
The CBS/New York Times survey was conducted by telephone from July 11-16 among 1,089 adults nationwide.