Public school teachers really don't like Gov. Rick Scott, according to a poll released Friday by the Democratic Party of Florida.
The survey, conducted by the firm Hamilton Campaigns, found that 81 percent of public school teachers who are likely voters have a negative opinion of the way Scott handled education.
Sure, teachers tend to be Democrats. But 62 percent of the educators who identified themselves as Republicans gave Scott negative marks.
Democratic candidate Charlie Crist fared much better. Only about 28 percent of respondents had a negative opinion of the way he handled education while serving as governor, according to the survey results.
"The results of this poll confirm what many Floridians already know: Rick Scott has failed Florida's education system," Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux said in a statement Friday.
Will that make a difference on Election Day?
The survey found that 64 percent of teachers, regardless of their party affiliation, planned to vote for Crist. About 17 percent said they would vote for Scott.
The Republican teachers were divided: 34 percent planned to vote for Crist; 43 percent for Scott; and 7 percent for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie.
The results aren't entirely surprising.
Scott is a strong supporter of vouchers and charter schools, a position that has put him at odds with the teachers union as well as rank-and-file educators.
Crist, who used to be a Republican, supported many of those same education policies while serving as governor from 2007 through 2010. But he won over teachers in 2010 by vetoing a controversial bill seeking to tie teacher pay to student performance. And he has since supported a teachers union lawsuit challenging the school voucher program.
The Florida Education Association is one of Crist's biggest and most important supporters.
Read the memo on the poll below.