Rick Scott’s latest attempts at voter suppression are backfiring on him personally. His approval numbers are abysmal, and even Republicans are turning on him.
His approval rating has sunk back down to 31%, with 56% of voters disapproving of him. One thing that hasn’t done his popularity any favors lately is his push to eliminate some people from the voter rolls. Only 34% of voters approve of that effort to 50% who disagree with it.
Some people have compared Scott to Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, saying he could have a similar sort of resurrection in his standing. But the lowest level of popularity Walker ever hit in our polling was 43%. That would be a record high for Scott if he ever got there. [...]
Scott is also struggling with women, with whom he has a 25% approval rating, and Independents (26% approval). [...]
A majority (50%) of Florida voters disapprove of Scott’s push to eliminate some people from the registered voter rolls… 14% of Hispanics and 8% of African Americans say they know someone who has been scratched from the voter rolls this year, while only 3% of whites say they know someone. [...]
Florida voters said they would vote Democratic over Republican 46-44 if there was an election for Congress held today. Independents would vote Democratic over Republican 40-38.
There’s a lot more here.
Speaking of bad governors, via WaPo, here’s bad news:
In the wake of Wisconsin Democrats’ humiliating recall defeat, a group in Michigan attempting to recall Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has given up the ghost. But that effort never looked likely to get past the petition-gathering phase. More likely, the labor showdown in Michigan will be over a ballot amendment, as in Ohio last year.
Dems, you need to get out there and vote. 2012 must not be a repeat of 2010.