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Who’s Approval Rating is Really in Trouble- Rick Scott or Barack Obama’s?

by Javier Manjarres

Governor Rick Scott’s approval ratings have been in the proverbial tank of late- that’s why his recent 6 point upswing is good news for the Guv but is being laughed at by Democrats because the uptick comes during Governor Scott’s vacation.  Scott now has a 35% approval rating among Floridians, but what’s interesting is that President Barack Obama’s Florida numbers are headed in the opposite direction. Democrats have been positively giddy about Scott’s approval numbers of late, why haven’t the been as giddy about their own President’s numbers?

Governor Scott received a barrage of negative press for his controversial programs and “drastic” budget cuts that have many Floridians up in arms- most of the detractors are the usual suspects- union members such as Teacher’s union and law enforcement unions.

But as always, these unions shamelessly disseminate misinformation about the cuts or ‘reinvestment’ in personal retirement to their members simply to divide the ranks, raise member dues, and raise political dollars and clout for their preferred candidates.

But the problem for Democrats is that they are completely vested into President Obama’s failed policies and poised to go down with their captain an his sinking ship. Since taking office going on 3 years now, President Obama has driven the U.S. economy further into unprecedented levels of debt- the most proximate reason why the nation’s credit rating was downgraded.

Coupled with President Obama’s submissive foreign policy, his controversial stance on Israel, his non-existent illegal immigration enforcement policy, failed stimulus package, and healthcare mandate (Obamacare), it is likely we are looking at a one term President.

At this stage in the game, with three years left in his term and the state’s unemployment numbers in decline, the safe money is on Scott as to whose electoral prospects have a better shot at re-election.




About author

Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • MacGyver

    Nobody’s asked me to rate Scott……..He get’s thumbs up!!!

  • JJ

    The stimulus is a failure because the baby boomers have stopped spending and are saving all they can for retirement. Putting more inflated dollars out there are just going to go into retirement accounts and savings accounts. More of the same is going to make things even worse. That is why Rick is correct. Cut waste and spending and brace for a meltdown.

    • Tad

      On the head, JJ

  • Rose Marie

    Of course the Dems and MSM hate Rick Scott. He is trying to take Florida back in the right direction which goes against everything this current administration stands for. Obama believes we deserve failure because he dislikes America and is hell bent and determined to bring us down a notch or two. Rick Scott is on the other side of that goal. That’s why we put him in charge of our State & MSM and Dems are so frightened he just might succeed. Go Gov. Scott!

  • FLChristyB

    Really, who are they polling for Scott to be so low? Union members? They have enough money and clout to sway the uninformed, which is the real problem. People need to wake up, I guess there are just so many old folks in this State that still believe in the old Democrat party. They have no idea how truly evil the party has become. They might as well just call them the Socialist-Democrats, or the New Communist Party, THEN maybe the old farts would figure it out!

    Take my Dad, he is the most conservative guy I know, especially on financial and social issues, so I ask him why he is still a Democrat and all he can come up with is that the Republicans support those EVIL OIL COMPANIES!?? That and the Iraq war. Do you know who he wanted to win the last Republican Presidential Primary? Ron Paul!! He loved him, mainly because he does not think we need to have our troops anywhere else in the world, he and many other folks his age, have a very isolationist attitude. Frankly, I that is just naive, but old folks are set in their ways and very hard to sway…

  • Pepi Cancio

    No one has asked me to rate him either and I think he is doing a good job as well. He has to make some hard choices that the ignorants will not like, cry, and spread BS about him.
    He seems to be a doer and not a talker like our president. If our president decide to cut expending to the money that he has and a little more toward our ridiculous deficit our credit would not have been downgraded. Mr Obama needs to speak to small business people that have the possibility of creating new jobs. He needs to put Iran in it’s place, simplify our tax code, lower taxes, and forget about Obamacare to have any chance of a re election or to set our country in the right direction.
    It is still amazes me that he is our president. That’s what you call being in the right place at the right time.

  • Rose

    Go Scott!

  • Nancy Porter

    I Love Governor Scott. He is doing exactly what he promised to do in his campaign. (Unlike most politicians, most notably our “President) Unions hate Scott. More reason for me to love him!

  • Jeff Morgan

    I haven’t been asked either. Go Scott!

  • sada

    As long as he is moving in the “right” direction on unions I shall continue to openly support him

  • Lon

    Scott has done a great job on what we sent him there to do, except for getting us an Arizona style imigration law (that has been found constitutional by the supreme count). His detractors have the stage now but his supporters will be there for him in 2016. Me included.

  • Elizabeth Craine

    Go Gov Scott! He has my support. He is doing a great job. He has added 79,000 jobs since he took office in Jan.

  • http://www.posterchildrenfortermlimits.com/search/label/Sen.%20Snowe George Blumel

    Give me a successful businessman over a professional politician any day. Scott does not spend his time working for reelection –he is a serious working governor. He balanced the budget without raising taxes –would a pro pol do that? None that I know of. the great advantage of financing your election is that you don’t owe the special interests and that’s one reason Scott is so successful so early. We’re lucky he offers to serve us –and without pay, too.

  • wnettles

    Nobody asked me, either. Governor Rick Scott is doing exceptionally well, considering the current, Democrat (socialist/Marxist/communist) cooked economy. We do not have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.

    Governor Scott is concentrating on the correct side of the economic issue, the spending. Lower taxes yields higher gross tax revenue every time it is tried. And, by reducing or eliminating the spending on unnecessary programs, cutting the “fat” out of other, necessary programs, the bottom line will look much better in coming fiscal calanders.

    I sure don’t know who the pollsters are polling, but, it sure doesn’t appear to be the middle class, working folks. It probably is not the rich, either. Maybe they are conducting polls in the welfare districts. I just don’t know. Their polls sure don’t reflect the majority opinion of the country, that, I do know.

  • http://h reXteryalizer

    Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !

    Was Barack Hussein Obama II.

    Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values )

    Who who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy ” ~ of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

    oBOMAS supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT ….

    This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying “Bring it on” To his supporters.

    Oboma ~ Demands Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your fellow Americans”

    – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters

    “I want all Americans to get in each others faces!–

    Obama demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” – Obama Cant wait to get everybody involved in some kind OF CONFRONTATION of some sort….

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..

    Obama has ALSO DECLARED “Republicans are our enemies”-

    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

    ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america

    /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !

    THESE ARE OBAMAS Very OWN WORDS..

    *Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so I know whose ass to KICK.“
    OBOMA wants to KICK your ass /

    Shouting THAT Republican victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

    HE IS EXPECTING people to kill & BE VIOLENT / for their immoral CAUSES

    THIS IS WHAT HE LIVES FOR
    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS..
    * Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

    PLEASE go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~ In that oBOMA~~~ Demands ! — [ THE FINAL SOLUTION – ~ For Un~Wanted Children

    Barak Obama A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

    http://obomanationinfanticide.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx

    OBAMA supports TAKING a little NEW BORN innocent child.. / BORN. ALIVE ~

    sTabing it iN the head & SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

    He also demands, that a Child SURVIVING a FAILED ABORTION, Has no RIGHT to Life or medical care.

  • http://www.firedebbie.com Liz

    As I was filling up my tiny car, I saw a Pink slip taped to the pump distributed by the unions asking to get rid of him

    If they don’t like him it’s a sign he is doing something right.

    Go Scott!

  • Elizabeth Forte

    THUMBS UP SCOTT!!!!!!

  • Rich

    I can’t wait until the Feds finally get around to indicting the good Mr. Scott for the medicare fraud he profitted so handsomely from.
    He is gleefully selling you all out to the corporate interests and you guys think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread!!

    Just wait until someday you need the services of one of those dreadful unionized police or fire persons. Maybe then you’ll begin to think that they’re worth what they earn and stop begrudging them their pensions and health care benefits. When’s the last time YOU ran into a burning building or stood your ground in hail of gunfire?? Who teaches your snotty kids to read and write??

    You consider yourselves “patriots”? American patriots DO NOT turn on other working Americans. We SUPPORT each other. You are being stooges for corporate America as is your boy Javier here. Does Javier receive any outside support for the “Shark Tank”? Is he funded by corporate American or a wealthy patron?

    You all cry and cry about “class warfare” and this is exactly what you are doing in your attacks on unionized American workers who have quality health care and safe secure pensions that you probably don’t have.

    • Tad

      Too bad you don’t know the facts. The feds were looking up Rick’s you-know-what with a microscope (Clinton withch-hunts)and couldn’t find anything to even charge him with much less get a conviction.

  • grandmaof5

    I wasn’t asked either. I give him a thumb’s up and especially after reading an article on The Blaze about the current estimated over-run costs of the high speed rail in CA. Of course it is CA, but thank goodness we aren’t saddled with that debacle right now.

  • Rose Marie

    As long as the liberal, biased MSM continue to paint distroted pictures of our governor, his ratings will not be great. But everyone fails to notice, no matter how hard the MSM cover-up for Obama, make excuses, lie and distort his do nothing record, they play down his his downward spiral.

    The ppl of FL elected Rick Scott because he was going to do what conservatives are trying to do to save our country. Some now don’t like it because they are too damn ignorant to even understand how it can be done, especially is they are affected in any way.

    Let’s all wise-up. You want to destroy our country, our economy, then do your own research. Stop watching Obama’s networks and all his so-called journalists BS rhetoric. Use the common sense God gave all of us an,but so few utilize.

  • 1776Liberal

    Both Obama and Scott ran on “change” themes for their elected office.

    Obama’s changes have been horrible for America – we gotta get rid of him in 2012 to remain viable as a nation.

    Scott’s change has been 90% good for Florida so he’s po’d the people that like Obama’s changes. Keep up the good work Governor!

  • Ed

    Rick Scott is the very worst governor this state has EVER had. His only interests are big business and how he can make more money. I wasn’t asked to vote, but I certainly would have given both thumbs DOWN on Rick Scott. His best move as Governor, and the best way to assist the RPOF would be for him to resign, but his ego is way to large for that. So, he’ll continue to take Florida down until we hand the state over to the D’s, unless another Republican fights to be the next Governor!

    • Tad

      Florida’s bond ratings have just been elevated due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
      Florida saw more new jobs in May (the dog month of the year) than THE REST OF THE COUNTRY COMBINED due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
      Florida is positioned to be a major player in international trade through the Panama Canal due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
      YOU don’t have a CLUE!

    • BillieUSA

      Ed, I have lived in Florida for a LONG time, and your statement that Scott is the worst gov is RIDICULOUS! You do not know what you are talking about!

      PS Javier, this headline has a spelling error… “who’s” means “who + is”. The correct spelling is “whose”.

  • Bill V

    ANYONE WHO THINKS SCOTT’S CHANGES ARE 90 PERCENT IN THE RIGHT ARE EITHER NOT FOLLOWING WHAT’S GOING ON, FORGETS WHAT WAS PROMISED, OR CANNOT ADD 2 AND 2.

    WE WERE PROMISED PRIOR TO ELECTION THAT WE WERE GOING TO GET A FLORIDA IMMIGRATION BILL THAT WOULD HAVE THE ILLEGALS SELF DEPORT, OR AT LEAST SOMETHING SIMILAR TO ARIZONA’S LAW. — WHAT DID WE GET ? NOTHING REGARDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SOLUTIONS, NOT EVEN A PROPOSAL.

    THESE ILLEGALS ARE HOLDING DOWN 2 MILLION OR MORE JOBS IN FLORIDA THAT SHOULD BE HELD BY LEGAL U.S. FLORIDIANS. LET ME REPEAT TWO MILLION JOBS ! WHY HASN’T HE PUT IN PLACE E-VERIFY FOR ALL JOBS, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, ETC. IF THE ILLEGALS CAN’T WORK HERE OR SUCK BENEFITS FROM OUR TAX MONEY, THEY WILL SELF DEPORT BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY, OR AT LEAST OUT OF OUR STATE. THE DRAIN THEY PUT ON OUR ECONOMY IS TREMENDOUS, THAT’S WHAT IS KILLING OUR BUDGET AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET AS WELL.

    SO TO DATE THE GREAT CHANGES HE HAS MADE IS TO ATTACK OUR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, AND TEACHERS.
    RESULTING IN FRACTIONAL SAVINGS COMPARED TO THE IMMIGRATION WELFARE/EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM COSTS. HE HAS COMMITTED US TO MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LIABILITY FOR THE SUN RAIL AGAINST THE WISHES OF OVER 80 PERCENT OF US TAXPAYERS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. (ONCE YOU KNOW THAT THE AVERAGE SPEED FOR THE SUN RAIL IS ONLY 22-28 MILES PER HOUR — YOU KNOW IT WILL BE A FOREVER LIABILITY SUCKING TAX MONEY FROM US FOR THE BENEFIT OF GTX.)

    ANYONE WHO BELIEVES THAT HE HAS DONE GOOD FOR FLORIDA IS DRINKING HIS COOL AID.

    HE HASN’T FULFILLED HIS MAJOR CAMPAIGN PROMISES AND IT APPEARS HE NEVER WILL. HE IS NOT CONSERVATIVE JUST A BIG BUSINESS SHILL. HE IS A ONE TERM GOVERNOR THAT DESERVES HIS CURRENT APPROVAL RATING OF —MISERABLE !

    • Tad

      You need to talk to Mike Haridopolis and the FL Senate about the immigration thing, sport. Rick tried. Just like he tried to convince everybody to stop with that stupid commuter train. Some battles just aren’t going to be won no matter what so why spend the resources (tax-payer $$) fighting a battle you know you’re gonna lose because the Senate has it’s head up it’s rear end.

  • Jewel

    The Fl media will continue to bash Gov. Scott but small businesses, fiscal conservatives and the unemployed will support his policies.

    By the time he’s running for re-election FL will be on solid footing financially and unemployment will be down.

    Keep up the good work…..Gov. Scott!!!

  • Tad

    Florida’s bond ratings have just been elevated due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
    Florida saw more new jobs in May (the dog month of the year) than THE REST OF THE COUNTRY COMBINED due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
    Florida is positioned to be a major player in international trade through the Panama Canal due to Rick’s policies and efforts.
    YOU don’t have a CLUE!

    • Tad

      Meant for Ed, above.

  • Bob

    Gov. Scott balanced the Florida budget. Too bad Obama could care less about doing the same with the federal budget.

  • Warner Todd Huston

    Rick is doing the correct thingd for this state and has my full support

  • http://FloridaFirst Tom

    When you take the right steps to balance FL budget; you step on toes. People who are used to having gov. provide for them are now unhappy when the freeby’s stop. They are the ones unhappy with our new Governor. I hope he continues on the the same path.

  • MurryBlue

    I think Governor Scott is doing a great job. We don’t like big unions when they try to push folks around and think they are part of the political process. They should tend to what they are supposed to; make sure employees are being treated fairly. The deals the unions have worked out are completely unfair and their behavior is not acceptable. Just check out Wisconsin. Awful way for civilized people to behave. The employee cuts were very minor.
    @Rich ~ your comments about our snotty kids show us the type of person you are. Democrat all the way. I don’t understand why no one taught them proper manners. You take a situation which has already been put to rest and tried to use it again.
    Governor Scott is a good man who is trying very hard to follow through with his promises. He is trying to work with the illegal situation. Just keep remembering he is not the only player in the sandpile. He is bringing jobs to Florida. He is shutting down pill mills. He is reaching out to folks just like you and me. Keep watching with eyes wide open and I believe you will see a much better Florida.

  • Mike Gentile

    He has nothing on illegal immigrantion,something he promised to do. Illegal immigrants take American jobs.