Gov. Rick Scott Gets 2:1 Disapproval Rating From Florida Voters

Gov. Rick Scott's poll numbers are rising. Well, at least his disapproval rating is.

According to survey results released today by Quinnipiac University, the governor's disapproval rating is at 57 percent, compared to 29 percent who gave him the thumbs-up.

In fact, out of the ten states that the university polls, Scott is the most-disliked governor there is -- and it doesn't look like he's getting more popular any time soon.

"Voters have turned even more negative on Gov. Rick Scott since the last Quinnipiac University survey," Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's assistant director, Peter Brown, says in a statement. "It probably doesn't make him feel any better that the State Legislature is sharing the basement suite in the eyes of the electorate. The good news for the governor is that he has three and a half years to turn public opinion around."

It's nice to know Brown has 3.5 years of optimism stashed away, but survey respondents told the pollsters they're not too happy with just about anything the governor's doing.

Three percent say they're "very satisfied" with the way things are going in Florida today; 29 percent responded "very dissatisfied."

Fifty-nine percent say they disapprove of how Scott is handling the state budget, and 54 percent say the budget is unfair.

Respondents weren't fans of the Scott-approved property-insurance law or his proposed "jobs" budget either -- presumably because the "jobs" budget includes laying off 4,500 state workers.

The one glimmer of hope for Scott: More people than not -- 42 to 40 percent -- think the governor's keeping his pledge not to raise taxes while he attempts to balance the state budget.

Click here to read all of the specifics from Quinnipiac University's poll.

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