Gov. Ron DeSantis is in better shape with Florida voters than either of the state’s two U.S. senators, a new poll shows.
Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday morning showing that DeSantis has the approval of 55 percent of voters while 22 percent disapprove of him and 23 percent are not sure.
Most Republicans--83 percent--approve of DeSantis but the governor also gets good marks with independents with 51 percent approving of him and 23 percent disapproving of him. Democrats lean against the governor but 35 percent of them approve of him while 40 percent disapprove of him.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla., gets mixed marks in the poll with 45 percent approving of him and 41 percent disapproving of him while 14 percent are not sure. Most Republicans--73 percent of them--approve of Rubio while two-thirds of Democrats--66 percent--disapprove of him. Rubio is slightly upside down with independents with 45 percent disapproving of him and 41 percent approving of him.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is slightly underwater in the poll with 41 percent approving of him and 44 percent disapproving of him while 15 percent are not sure. Scott has nailed down the Republican base with 77 percent of the GOP approving of him while 74 percent of Democrats disapprove of him. Almost half of independents--49 percent--disapprove of Scott while 35 percent approve of him.
None of the three Florida Republicans will be up before the voters next year. DeSantis and Rubio are up for reelection in 2022 while Scott can run for a second term in 2024.
The poll of 1,279 registered voters in Florida was taken from June 12 through June 17 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.