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Rick Scott Maintains Crappy Approval Rating but Registers Higher Than Occupy Movement

Gov. Rick Scott maintained his position of having the crappiest approval rating among the country's governors, but Floridians like the governor more than they like the Occupy movement, according to a poll released today.

Quinnipiac University -- which announced the highest approval rating of Scott's governorship last month -- announced his approval rating dropped from 37 percent to 36 percent, which puts him in a tie with Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Still, Scott was polled just over a week ago at a 32 percent approval rating, so use that as a tiebreaker if you wish.

The Occupy movement, however, isn't exactly in the good graces of Floridians either.

Just 30 percent of Florida voters said they had a favorable view of the movement, compared to 39 percent who said they didn't like it. Twenty-nine percent said they "haven't heard enough about it."

The Tea Party didn't do too much better -- 34 percent said they have a favorable view, 40 percent said they didn't, and 25 percent managed to say they haven't heard enough about the movement that's been going on for a few years.

Back to the governor: He has an unfavorable rating with every demographic group recorded by the pollsters except Republicans, self-described Evangelical Christians, Tea Party members, and Hispanic people.

When added up individually, Democrats, independents, men, women, white people, black people, non-Tea Party members, non-Evangelicals, people with college degrees, people without college degrees, young people, middle-aged people, and old people have a more unfavorable view of the governor than they do favorable.

Still, there are more Republicans that don't approve of Scott's job performance than did last month. Last time around, 70 percent of Republicans said yay, while 18 percent said nay. That changed slightly to 67/22 for this month.

Yet again, the pollsters failed to gauge the approval ratings of both hemorrhoids and ham sandwiches.

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