Public Policy Polling released a poll Tuesday showing that Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rate among Florida voters is at an all-time low.
Public Policy Polling, which has worked for businesses, elected officials, unions and Democratic Party organizations, explains (.pdf): “Florida’s Rick Scott has retaken the title of least popular governor in the country among the 36 on which PPP has polled this year. His job performance mark has tanked from 36% approving and 52% disapproving when PPP last polled the state in September to 26-58 now, a decline of 16 points on the margin.”
Scott’s “greatest fall has been with his own party, which stands at 46-31, down 22 points. Independents disapprove by a 30-55 margin,” according to Public Policy.
According to poll results, men had a higher approval rating (30 percent) for Scott than women (22 percent) and Scott’s disapproval rate was higher among women (59 percent) than men (56 percent).
African-Americans voters show an 80 percent disapproval rate for Scott, followed by Hispanics with 66 percent — while 52 percent of white voters disapprove of Scott’s job performance.
When asked if last year’s elections could be repeated, 53 percent of voters polled said they would vote for Democrat Alex Sink, and 37 percent said they would vote for Scott.
Public Policy results released today also show that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has a 40 percent job performance approval among Florida voters, while 40 percent disapprove and 20 percent are not sure.
Rubio’s “poll numbers have declined every time PPP’s polled Florida this year.” Rubio “began 2011 with a +12 approval spread at 43/31.” Poll results indicate that Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has an approval rating of +1.
Hispanic voters show a 52 percent disapproval rate for Rubio, followed closely by African-Americans at 50 percent, while white voters have a 46 percent approval rate for Rubio.
Public Policy “surveyed 700 Florida voters from November 28th to December 1st.”