Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Job Approval Up to 43%

Quinnipiac poll shows support for Scott increasing

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    NBC 6 South Florida
    “We’ve had the second-biggest drop in unemployment – almost 300,000 private sector jobs,” Rick Scott said of his tenure as governor.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott's approval rating is improving, though not to the point that it's likely to deter any potential challengers in 2014.
     
    A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 43 percent of voters approve of the job Scott is doing and 40 percent have a favorable opinion of him.
     
    While those numbers aren't sizzling, they are better than the 36 percent job approval that voters gave him three months ago. Then, 33 percent had a favorable view of the Republican governor.
     
    The poll shows Scott is still trailing former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist in a head-to-head matchup. Crist is widely expected to seek his old job as a Democrat. The poll shows 47 percent would support Crist to 37 percent for Scott. The margin of error was plus/minus 2.9 percentage points.

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