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.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.