Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Buyer’s Remorse in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) is about as popular with the voters as a wet dog at a wedding.

You could say Rick Scott’s honeymoon is over … but that would suggest he had one in the first place. A December PPP poll shortly before Scott took office found that only 33% of Florida voters had a favorable opinion of their new Governor to 43% who viewed him negatively. After a few months in office those numbers have only gotten worse — Scott’s approval rating is just 32% while 55% of voters in the state are unhappy with his work so far.

According to the poll, if Florida voters had it to do over again, they’d go for Democrat Alex Sink by a 19-point margin.

As Steve Benen notes, this is part of a trend for a lot of new GOP governors; Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are all showing polls that rate their new teabagger governors in the the low 30’s and going for their opponents.

It’s a little late, folks, to realize that now, and by the time it comes to rectify it, who knows how much damage will have been done.

HT to The Reid Report.