Fifty-nine percent of Florida voters approve of the job Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is doing – the highest approval rating for a Sunshine State governor in 10 years, a new Quinnipiac University poll reveals.
Only 17 percent disapprove of the Republican's job performance.
Here are highlights of the Florida poll released Wednesday:
- 82 percent of Republicans approve of the way DeSantis is handling his job, compared to 5 percent who do not.
- 42 percent of Democrats approve of his job performance, while 28 percent disapprove.
- 56 percent of independents approve of the way he is handling his job, compared to 17 percent who do not.
- 71 percent say the state's economy is "excellent" or "good."
- 27 percent say the economy is "not so good" or "poor."
- 64 percent oppose offshore drilling in the ocean, while 29 percent are in favor.
- 61 percent support DeSantis' proposal to require local law enforcement to work with federal immigration authorities, while 27 percent do not.
- 59 percent support stricter gun laws, while 37 percent are opposed.
- 57 percent oppose trained teachers and school officials being allowed to carry guns on school grounds, compared to 40 percent who are in favor.
- 50 percent approve of the job Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is doing, compared to 34 percent who disapprove.
- 42 percent approve of the way Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is handling his job, while 38 percent disapprove.
The poll, conducted March 6-11, surveyed 1,058 Florida voters. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percent.
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