Gov. Rick Scott’s Approval Rating Beats Sen. Bill Nelson As Mid-Term Elections Approach
By Sunshine State News // April 12, 2017
according to two new surveys released Tuesday
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – Bad news for Bill Nelson: more Floridians approve of the job Rick Scott is doing as governor as Nelson is doing as U.S. Senator, according to two new surveys released Tuesday.
The Morning Consult polls, which rank all 50 senators and governors on their job performances, surveyed nearly 8,800 Floridians from January to March. The poll found more than half of Floridians — 57 percent — approved of Scott’s performance, while a smaller number, 53 percent, approved of Nelson’s performance.
Scott is widely rumored to be feeling out the possibility to make a run for Nelson’s Senate seat next year, and if the poll numbers are accurate, it looks like the two-term Florida governor could give Nelson a run for his money.
More Floridians disapproved of Scott’s performance, with 36 percent saying they felt that way while 26 percent of voters felt similarly about Nelson’s performance.
While Nelson might not have as high of a disapproval rating, something else should make him nervous: more Florida voters don’t even know who he is, despite serving as one of Florida’s senators for over 16 years.
Over one-fifth of voters — 21 percent — said they didn’t know who Nelson was, while a much smaller amount — seven percent — said the same about Scott.
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