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Poll: Rick Scott not as popular as some of his budget policies

Florida voters barely like Gov. Rick Scott more than they dislike him, but they strongly favor two of his budget plans: Cutting taxes and making state workers contribute to their pensions, according to a new poll.

The survey from Quinnipiac University, however, shows that voters slightly disapprove of his plan to layoff 5 percent of the state workforce, or about 5,500 employees.

Still, voters favor most of Scott’s policies, which are more popular than the governor himself.

The poll shows 28 percent view him favorably, while 24 percent viewing him unfavorably. A plurality of voters – 45 percent – say they haven’t heard enough about him.

Also, voters like Scott’s job performance more than him – 35 percent approve and 22 percent disapprove.

“‘Too soon to tell,’ many Florida voters are saying about their new governor one month into his term,” said Quinnipiac pollster Peter A. Brown.

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