Rick Scott Gains Ground in New Q-Poll
Gov. Rick Scott is gaining ground with Florida voters according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday. While Scott is still upside down with voters, the poll shows more than 40 percent approving of his performance in Tallahassee. The poll shows 41 percent of those surveyed approving of Scott while 46 percent disapprove of him. A Quinnipiac poll taken at the end of March found a majority -- 52 percent -- disapproved of Scott while only 38 percent approved of his tenure as governor.
"Although Governor 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," said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, on Thursday. "His best previous score was 50 [percent] to 38 percent disapproval in January."
The poll of 1,722 registered Florida voters was taken from May 15-21 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percent.