even more buyers’ remorse

TPM: According to results of Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning … a 48% plurality of registered voters now disapprove of how Gov. Rick Scott has handled his job, a huge leap from February when only 22% of voters disapproved of the new Governor’s job performance. Meanwhile, 35% of voters currently approve of Scott’s job performance, the exact same percentage who gave Scott a thumbs up two months ago.

Scott, who was elected by a razor-thin one-point margin last year, has seen his support quickly erode as he’s pursued a number of highly contentious proposals, such as eliminating tenure for new teachers, and tying future pay to teachers’ performance. In the poll, 57% of respondents disapproved of Scott’s push for a merit pay system, compared to 39% who approved.

Further, a strong 55% majority disapproved of how Scott has handled the state’s budget overall, versus just 36% who approved.

Scott is one of several freshmen GOP governors who have rapidly fallen from favor since assuming office. Polls have shown Scott, along with Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Michigan’s Rick Snyder, and Ohio’s John Kasich, all losing hypothetical do-over contests against the Democrats they topped in last year’s elections. In Scott’s case, a PPP poll showed him losing to Alex Sink by a resounding 20-point margin.

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8 Responses to “even more buyers’ remorse”

  1. April 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Gads! That guy is almost as scary looking as Krauthammer!

  2. 2 Proud of Obama
    April 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm


    New Pew poll you might want to check out on PBO’s re-election.


  3. 3 dotster
    April 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Out of all these horrific newly elected Repub governors, Scott may be the worst of the lot. And that’s saying something. He seems to be without conscience or decency, cutting programs, regulations and oversights left and right so he can further cut tax rates for corporations and the very wealthiest. And one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen a politican do was when Scott announced huge funding cuts for people with disabilities and then on the same day go pose for a photo-op with Special Olympics. He’s beyond disgusting, and I think it’s starting to dawn on Florida voters that they have made a huge, disastrous mistake.

  4. 4 Deb Paree
    April 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Why isn’t Rick Scott in jail for Medicare fraud?

    • 5 Sue in Minnesota
      April 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      I can’t believe voters are willing to overlook that? I find it stunning.

    • 6 V C prezOfan2
      April 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      ‘Why isn’t Rick Scott in jail for Medicare fraud?’

      A) He’s a republican.

      B) He’s white.

      C) He’s rich?

  5. 7 lisa
    April 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I hate to say this, but he’s the govenor of the state in which i live. I don’t think I need to say anymore than that.

  6. April 7, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Lisa, what did you guys in Florida hear about Scott in the pre-election period? Refresh my memory what was the turn out for the mid-terms. Was the poster above plastered all over Florida about him?

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