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How Do You Rate Gov. Rick Scott?

Florida's governor is 'not so good' or 'poor' on the job, according to 42 percent of the respondents in a newly released poll.

A newly released poll shows that Gov. Rick Scott is not winning any popularity contests in Tampa Bay's two largest counties, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Most of the respondents surveyed in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties rated Florida's governor as "poor" or "not so good."

A little more than a quarter ranked Scott as just "average."

Less than a quarter thought the governor does a "good" or "excellent" job, according to the Tampa Bay Times-Bay News 9-AM 820 poll.

What do you think? Is the governor doing a good job running the state? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Here's a closer look at the numbers:

  • 23%: The percentage of respondents who think Scott does a "good" or "excellent" job.
  • 27% rank Scott as "average."
  • 42% rated the governor as "poor" or "not so good" on the job.

According to the Tampa Bay Times:

Of the two counties, Scott's numbers are substantially worse in Pinellas. While 33 percent of voters rated him not so good or poor in Hillsborough, 52 percent gave him that rating in Pinellas — which just happens to be the home turf of Charlie Crist, the former governor who may challenge Scott in 2014.

The poll was conducted Dec. 5-13 by Braun Research, a national polling firm in Princeton, N.J., that interviewed 521 residents by phone. It has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.

Michael March 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM
rhinos and libs only know how to whine
Michael March 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Tom is correct.
Michael March 01, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Cortland, You are so right.
Michael March 01, 2013 at 08:25 PM
People who are personally responsible have a problem with people who are not personally responsible. Its that simple.
Michael D. March 01, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Michael, Then your problem is finding anyone in our government who is responsible. On both sides of the isle, a personally responsible politician is an extinct breed.

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