From Bob Norman’s Pulp (Blog) at BROWARD PALM BEACH New Times:
A group called Public Policy Polling (PPP) discovered the obvious: Floridians are having some dramatic buyer’s remorse when it comes to electing fraudster Rick Scott as governor.xxxxxA poll of 500 Floridians found that his approval rating from diehards remained about the same as a similar PPP poll in December — 32 percent. But the percentage of those who disapprove of the governor rose from 43 percent all the way up to 55 percent.
From the PPP’s website:Scott’s net -23 approval margin makes him the least popular currently serving governor on which PPP has polled.x…snip…xAs a result, Scott would overwhelmingly lose in a rematch to [Alex] Sink, 56-37. 16% of those who say they voted for him would switch sides, as would 21% of all Republicans. Sink wins the independent vote by a whopping 61-29 margin, while exit polls had Scott winning them by eight points in November.xRemember how Scott was the first candidate for governor in Florida’s history to refuse to visit newspapers’ editorial boards? Well, now he’s just trouncing all over our Sunshine Law. The St. Petersburg Times recently dubbed Scott the “Prince of Darkness” for his lack of transparency, which includes — and this is incredible — his refusal to use email because it leaves a document trail and would expose how he thinks on issues. He substitutes open government — the cornerstone of American democracy — with shallow events on Twitter and Facebook.xThe Times‘ editorial editor, Tim Nickens, reported on how Scott, unlike all his predecessors, also won’t let reporters attend dinners he has with state legislators and other officials at the Governor’s Mansion, effectively making them private functions.x…snip…x“This is not just a routine skirmish between a governor controlling his message and a frustrated Tallahassee press corps. This is not about new media such as Twitter vs. traditional media such as newspapers. This is about a lack of respect for the constitutional rights of all Floridians to have access to their state government and the information necessary to hold it accountable. Scott is more hostile to open meetings and public records than any governor in more than 40 years, and he has created a dark cloud over Florida’s Sunshine Laws.”