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Poll: Floridians Have Strong Buyers Remorse After Electing GOP Gov. Scott


Previous polls have also found Scott's job approval deep underwater, including a Quinnipiac poll released earlier this month that pegged his approval to disapproval split at 35% to 48%. A March PPP poll showed Scott with an even worse 32%-55% split, and found him losing a do-over election -- by a 20-point margin.

Scott was one of several freshman GOP governors swept into office last year amid the Republican wave nationwide. But since taking office, voters have rapidly soured on Scott as he's pursued some drastic -- and deeply unpopular -- policies.

In the poll, 41% of respondents said Scott's first 100 days in office had been "negative and polarizing," compared to 26% who said they'd been "positive and productive."

Among Scott's more unpopular moves since taking office were a proposal to cut $155 million from public schools, and signing a bill that eliminated tenure for new teachers while tying future pay to performance levels. In the Suffolk poll, almost two-thirds of respondents disapproved of Scott's education funding cuts, while just one-quarter approved.

The Suffolk poll was conducted April 10-12 among 600 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 4%.