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51% in Florida Disapprove of Governor Scott's Performance

Most Florida voters are unhappy with the job Rick Scott is doing as his first year as governor of Florida winds down.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely Florida Voters at least somewhat approve of Scott's job performance as governor, but 51% at least somewhat disapprove. This includes 15% who Strongly Approve and 34% who Strongly Disapprove.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

After his upset GOP Primary win over state Attorney General Bill McCollum, Scott eked out a 49% to 48% win over Democrat Alex Sink last November.

Just 68% of Republican voters in the state now approve of how Scott is doing his job, while 76% of Democrats disapprove. Most voters not affiliated with either political party disapprove by a 53% to 38% margin.

Fifty percent (50%) of male voters give Scott positive marks for job performance, compared to 35% of women. Older voters view Scott's performance more favorably than those who are younger. Blacks overwhelmingly disapprove, but white and Hispanic voters are almost evenly divided.

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This Florida survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on November 17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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