December 19, 2012 - Florida Voters Dislike Scott And Want A New Gov., Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Crist, Sink Are Best-Known Dem Challengers

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Florida voters disapprove 45 - 36 percent of the job Gov. Rick Scott is doing, continuing his almost two-year run of negative scores, and, as he enters the second half of his term, voters say 52 - 30 percent that he does not deserve a second four-year term, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters say 55 - 29 percent, including 53 - 30 percent among Republicans, they would like another candidate to challenge Gov. Scott for the GOP nomination for governor in 2014, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Republicans, however, give Scott a positive 63 - 19 percent job approval rating and say 55 - 26 percent that he deserves a second term.

Among potential Democratic challengers to Scott, former Gov. Charlie Crist, who recently changed his party registration to Democrat after moving from Republican to independent in 2010, is the best-known, followed by Alex Sink, who narrowly lost to Scott in the 2010 November election.

"Gov. Rick Scott's ratings with voters are just plain awful. The numbers cannot be sugar-coated," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "When voters in a politician's own party want him to be challenged in a primary by another candidate, it's difficult to see it as anything but outright rejection.

"The only bad news for the Democrats from this poll is that these numbers might give a boost to an intra-party challenge to the governor that could produce a more electable Republican in November of 2014. Obviously, the governor has almost two years to go until the election and anything is possible, but he faces a herculean task in changing public opinion to his favor."

"It is worth comparing Gov. Scott's numbers with those of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who like Scott won a narrow victory in 2010 and had a job approval in the mid-30s during 2011. But Kasich now has a positive job approval among Ohio voters and seems to have turned things around," Brown added.

Crist, elected governor in 2006 as a Republican, has a 47 - 33 percent favorability rating from all voters, including 65 - 10 percent among Democrats and 48 - 33 percent among independents, with a negative 28 - 56 percent among Republicans.

By comparison, Scott is viewed favorably by 31 percent and unfavorably by 43 percent of all Florida voters. His ratings by party are 55 - 18 percent among Republicans, with negatives of 16 - 60 percent among Democrats and 25 - 48 percent among independent voters.

Ms. Sink is viewed favorably by 27 percent, and unfavorably by 14 percent, with 57 percent who haven't heard enough about her to form an opinion.

Among four other possible Democratic challengers tested - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, State Sen. Nan Rich and South Florida businessman Jack Seiler - none has a favorability score of more than 17 percent and the "don't know enough" scores range from 76 to 93 percent.

The only other Republican tested was Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who many in the GOP think will run for governor someday. He too is unknown, with 80 percent of voters offering no opinion and 13 percent giving a favorable opinion. Among Republicans, the only ones allowed to vote in GOP primaries, Putnam's favorability is 17 - 3 percent,

"The rejection of Scott appears to be driven more by policy than personality: Voters like Scott as a person 36 - 32 percent, but they dislike his policies 52 - 32 percent," Brown said. "One bright spot - a total of 49 percent of voters are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in Florida, higher than it's been so far during Scott's term."

Other Florida politicians fare better. Sen. Marco Rubio has a 52 - 30 percent approval rating and Sen. Bill Nelson gets a 51 - 31 percent score. The Florida State Legislature is in the same boat as Scott, with a negative 35 - 44 percent job approval rating.

From December 11 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,261 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    63%    20%    28%    41%    33%    39%    18%    41%
Disapprove           45     19     64     49     46     44     43     59     40
DK/NA                19     18     16     23     13     24     18     24     19
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    38%    44%    45%    44%    34%    46%    43%
Disapprove           47     41     35     41     42     43     36     38
DK/NA                13     21     21     14     14     22     18     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              34%    37%    35%    38%    42%    31%    37%    36%    38%
Disapprove           52     42     44     48     46     41     48     47     41
DK/NA                14     21     21     14     12     28     15     17     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 20  May 24  Mar 28  May 24  May 25
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              36      35      39      41      36      41      29
Disapprove           45      48      49      46      52      46      57
DK/NA                19      17      13      13      13      13      14
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              35%    54%    25%    30%    39%    33%    36%    32%    39%
Disapprove           44     25     55     50     45     44     44     49     41
DK/NA                20     21     21     20     16     24     20     19     20
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    36%    39%    45%    41%    32%    41%    40%
Disapprove           46     43     36     41     44     44     36     41
DK/NA                18     21     25     14     16     24     23     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              34%    36%    34%    36%    40%    31%    35%    38%    36%
Disapprove           49     42     44     51     40     43     47     45     43
DK/NA                17     21     23     13     20     26     18     18     22
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 26  Jan 10  Sep 23  May 25
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2004    2011
 
Approve              35      31      31      31      33      51      27
Disapprove           44      50      48      49      49      34      56
DK/NA                20      19      21      20      18      15      17
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    77%    33%    47%    52%    51%    55%    33%    52%
Disapprove           30     11     45     34     33     28     28     40     33
DK/NA                18     12     22     18     14     21     17     26     15
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              56%    55%    63%    61%    55%    55%    66%    59%
Disapprove           32     27     21     26     29     28     19     26
DK/NA                12     19     15     13     16     17     14     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    53%    48%    53%    58%    45%    46%    51%    60%
Disapprove           37     28     30     34     31     28     31     35     26
DK/NA                14     19     22     13     10     27     23     14     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  May 23  Jan 26  Jan 10  May 23  Feb 03
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              52      51      54      48      50      54      42
Disapprove           30      31      27      33      29      27      20
DK/NA                18      18      19      20      21      19      37
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    28%    74%    48%    45%    55%    47%    71%    55%
Disapprove           31     53     10     30     38     26     36     11     24
DK/NA                18     19     16     21     17     19     16     18     21
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              48%    47%    42%    50%    40%    53%    40%    49%
Disapprove           39     35     42     37     44     30     43     34
DK/NA                13     18     16     14     16     17     16     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              53%    50%    54%    48%    45%    47%    44%    53%    54%
Disapprove           34     30     26     37     40     22     32     32     35
DK/NA                13     20     20     15     15     31     24     15     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator? (*Low also 42% Aug 2004)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 26  Jan 10  Feb 06  Aug 04
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2007    2011*
 
Approve              51      47      44      43      47      54      42
Disapprove           31      32      35      30      30      18      35
DK/NA                18      21      21      27      23      28      23
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              54%    14%    90%    55%    50%    58%    45%    90%    64%
Disapprove           42     81      8     41     46     39     52      4     33
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      4      3      3      7      3
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    45%    32%    46%    41%    48%    27%    44%
Disapprove           52     52     63     52     56     49     70     52
DK/NA                 3      3      5      1      4      3      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              56%    53%    58%    53%    44%    73%    53%    51%    50%
Disapprove           41     43     37     45     51     25     44     44     47
DK/NA                 3      4      5      1      5      2      3      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 21  May 23  May 03  Feb 19  Sep 22
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              54      47      47      44      46      64      39
Disapprove           42      49      49      52      50      23      57
DK/NA                 4       5       4       3       4      13       5
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            31%    55%    16%    25%    35%    27%    34%    14%    33%
Unfavorable          43     18     60     48     45     42     43     56     33
Hvn't hrd enough     24     24     22     25     18     29     21     29     32
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      1      2      -      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            40%    31%    39%    41%    38%    30%    45%    36%
Unfavorable          46     41     36     41     42     43     33     41
Hvn't hrd enough     11     26     23     16     16     26     21     21
REFUSED               3      2      2      3      4      1      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            32%    30%    27%    36%    40%    20%    29%    35%    32%
Unfavorable          52     40     42     47     46     43     46     45     40
Hvn't hrd enough     13     28     30     15     13     35     25     18     25
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      2      1      1      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Dec 19  Feb 02  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 09
                     2012    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Favorable            31      28      28      29      31
Unfavorable          43      24      40      30      22
Hvn't hrd enough     24      45      30      38      46
REFUSED               2       3       2       2       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            54%    13%    92%    53%    49%    57%    45%    90%    61%
Unfavorable          42     82      6     42     47     39     52      5     35
Hvn't hrd enough      2      3      1      2      2      2      1      5      2
REFUSED               2      1      1      3      2      2      2      -      2
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            47%    44%    33%    47%    42%    47%    28%    44%
Unfavorable          50     52     63     52     54     50     70     52
Hvn't hrd enough      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
REFUSED               2      2      3      -      2      2      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            57%    53%    58%    53%    46%    69%    54%    52%    48%
Unfavorable          41     43     37     46     50     24     43     44     49
Hvn't hrd enough      1      2      3      1      2      1      2      2      2
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      1      6      -      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barack Obama favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 21  May 23  May 03  Feb 19  Feb 07
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2009    2007
 
Favorable            54      47      47      45      46      69      37
Unfavorable          42      47      46      50      47      22      18
Hvn't hrd enough      2       3       4       3       4       6      44
REFUSED               2       3       3       2       3       3       1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            47%    28%    65%    48%    46%    47%    46%    67%    37%
Unfavorable          33     56     10     33     38     28     38      9     30
Hvn't hrd enough     19     15     23     17     14     23     14     22     32
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Apr 15  Feb 19  Dec 19
                     2012    2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2012
 
Favorable            47      53      49      52      48      68      47
Unfavorable          33      33      35      33      35      21      33
Hvn't hrd enough     19      10      13      11      13       9      19
REFUSED               2       4       3       3       3       3       2
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            27%    19%    37%    24%    27%    27%    27%    38%    22%
Unfavorable          14     22      6     14     16     12     16      9     10
Hvn't hrd enough     57     57     56     60     55     60     55     53     68
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      2      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Apr 19  Aug 19  Apr 19
                     2012    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Favorable            27      30      25      28      22      30      22
Unfavorable          14      15      15      14      15      15      15
Hvn't hrd enough     57      53      58      56      61      53      61
REFUSED               2       2       2       2       2       2       2
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Buddy Dyer favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            13%    11%    17%    11%    14%    12%    11%    19%    15%
Unfavorable           8      7      7      8      8      7      8      8      5
Hvn't hrd enough     78     81     75     80     77     80     80     73     79
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      -      2
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Pam Iorio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            17%    18%    18%    15%    17%    18%    16%    19%    22%
Unfavorable           6      6      5      6      7      5      5      7      6
Hvn't hrd enough     76     75     77     78     76     77     78     74     72
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Pam Iorio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? (*Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio)
                     Dec 19  Apr 16  Feb 18
                     2012    2009    2009*
 
Favorable            17      16      17
Unfavorable           6       4       5
Hvn't hrd enough     76      79      76
REFUSED               1       1       1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Nan Rich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             6%     3%    10%     5%     7%     6%     5%     9%    10%
Unfavorable           4      4      3      4      3      4      3      3      4
Hvn't hrd enough     90     91     86     90     90     89     91     86     87
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
 
13. Is your opinion of Jack Seiler favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             4%     2%     6%     4%     3%     4%     3%     5%     6%
Unfavorable           3      2      4      3      2      3      2      7      2
Hvn't hrd enough     93     95     90     91     94     92     93     88     92
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -
 
 
14. Is your opinion of Adam Putnam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            13%    17%    12%    11%    15%    12%    13%     9%    15%
Unfavorable           6      3      8      6      5      6      6      8      5
Hvn't hrd enough     80     79     79     82     78     82     80     82     79
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      -      1      1      -
 
 
15. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        6%     8%     6%     5%     7%     5%     6%     5%     9%
Smwht satisfied      43     49     40     39     44     42     44     44     37
Smwht dissatisfied   33     31     33     36     33     33     32     30     41
Very dissatisfied    17     11     19     19     15     18     17     20     12
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        5%     6%     6%     7%     6%     3%     5%     5%     9%
Smwht satisfied      39     44     42     41     45     47     35     44     45
Smwht dissatisfied   32     34     31     37     30     32     41     31     29
Very dissatisfied    23     14     19     15     17     15     18     18     15
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      2      3      1      2      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied? (*combined High also 63% Sep 2004)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 10  Sep 22  Feb 24  Sep 22
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2005*   2011
 
Very satisfied        6       5       4       4       4      15       4
Smwht satisfied      43      36      39      38      31      48      31
Smwht dissatisfied   33      34      30      32      29      22      29
Very dissatisfied    17      25      25      24      34      15      34
DK/NA                 2       1       2       2       2       1       2
 
 
16. Do you feel that Rick Scott deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         30%    55%    13%    25%    35%    27%    33%    14%    33%
No/Does not          52     26     74     55     51     53     50     68     46
DK/NA                18     19     14     21     14     20     16     18     21
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Deserves         36%    32%    40%    34%    38%    29%    44%    33%
No/Does not          52     50     43     51     47     54     43     47
DK/NA                13     18     17     15     15     17     13     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         30%    30%    26%    35%    36%    19%    33%    31%    34%
No/Does not          57     50     53     55     49     57     48     54     49
DK/NA                13     19     21      9     14     24     18     15     17
 
 
17. Do you think that some other Republican should run against Rick Scott for the Republican nomination, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Republican shld run  55%    53%    50%    60%    56%    55%    56%    52%    53%
Don't think so       29     30     33     24     31     27     28     30     32
DK/NA                16     16     18     16     14     18     16     18     15
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Republican shld run  56%    57%    54%    57%    54%    58%    53%    56%
Don't think so       27     28     30     29     32     25     32     28
DK/NA                17     15     16     14     14     17     15     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Republican shld run  55%    56%    53%    60%    54%    61%    62%    57%    45%
Don't think so       29     28     30     28     30     28     23     29     33
DK/NA                16     16     18     12     15     11     14     15     22
 
 
18. Regardless of how you feel about Rick Scott's policies, would you say you like or don't like Rick Scott as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Like                 36%    54%    24%    33%    40%    33%    36%    31%    40%
Don't like           32     15     45     33     32     31     32     33     29
DK/NA                32     31     31     34     28     36     32     37     31
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Like                 31%    38%    35%    38%    40%    30%    41%    38%    33%
Don't like           36     30     29     36     36     29     29     33     32
DK/NA                33     32     36     26     24     41     30     29     35
 
TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Rick Scott's policies, would you say you like or don't like Rick Scott as a person?
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  Jan 10  Sep 21  Aug 05
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Like                 36      37      39      37      34
Don't Like           32      35      34      37      45
DK/NA                32      29      27      26      21
 
 
19. And regardless of how you feel about Rick Scott as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Rick Scott's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Like                 32%    59%    13%    27%    39%    27%    36%    10%    35%
Don't like           52     24     74     57     52     53     48     71     55
DK/NA                16     17     13     16     10     21     15     19     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Like                 35%    31%    26%    35%    46%    22%    31%    35%    35%
Don't like           56     51     54     57     46     55     54     54     48
DK/NA                 9     18     19      8      8     24     15     11     17
 
TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Rick Scott as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Rick Scott's policies?
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  Jan 10  Sep 21  Aug 05
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Like                 32      37      37      35      34
Don't Like           52      49      50      53      54
DK/NA                16      14      13      12      12
 
 
20. Do you think Florida's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               31%    29%    34%    31%    34%    28%    30%    37%    32%
Worse                21     20     18     25     16     26     23     10     19
The same             46     49     47     41     48     44     45     52     47
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               36%    29%    25%    33%    42%    28%    28%    29%    36%
Worse                15     24     25     17     15     16     24     24     18
The same             48     45     48     48     41     52     48     45     43
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      3      -      2      4
 
 
21a. (If economy better q20) How much credit, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER Q20
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                27%    22%    32%
Some                 32     26     38
A little             13     16      9
None at all          28     35     20
DK/NA                 1      1      2
 
 
21b. (If economy better q20) How much credit, if any, do you think the Scott administration should receive for this; a lot of credit, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY BETTER Q20
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                16%    22%     9%
Some                 33     31     35
A little             20     21     18
None at all          27     25     30
DK/NA                 4      1      7
 
 
22a. (If economy worse q20) How much blame, if any, do you think the Obama administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE Q20
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                42%    31%    48%
Some                 24     24     24
A little             14     14     13
None at all          19     29     14
DK/NA                 1      2      1
 
 
22b. (If economy worse q20) How much blame, if any, do you think the Scott administration should receive for this; a lot of blame, some, a little or none at all?
                     ECONOMY WORSE Q20
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
A lot                23%    27%    21%
Some                 44     37     48
A little             15     16     15
None at all          15     17     14
DK/NA                 2      3      2
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    56%    16%    26%    40%    26%    35%    16%    31%
Disapprove           47     25     64     51     46     48     45     62     48
DK/NA                20     19     20     23     14     26     20     22     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              32%    32%    26%    38%    43%    24%    29%    36%    34%
Disapprove           54     45     50     47     47     47     53     48     42
DK/NA                14     23     24     15     10     30     18     16     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 10  Sep 21  Jun 20  May 25
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              32      38      37      36      36      38      30
Disapprove           47      48      48      51      53      48      59
DK/NA                20      14      14      13      11      14      11
 
 
24. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fair                 45%    64%    31%    43%    54%    38%    48%    32%    48%
Unfair               39     23     54     39     34     44     37     53     39
DK/NA                16     13     14     18     12     19     15     15     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K  50-100 >100K   18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Fair                 46%    45%    36%    52%    62%    47%    44%    44%    47%
Unfair               39     39     46     37     28     31     47     42     33
DK/NA                15     16     18     11     10     22      9     13     21
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you? (* "new state budget")
                     Dec 19  Jun 20  Jan 10  Sep 21  Aug 05  May 25
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011*   2011*
 
Fair                 45      40      39      41      33      29
Unfair               39      48      48      48      51      54
DK/NA                16      13      14      11      16      16
 

Demographic Summary