New Poll Results Not Looking Good For Florida Governor Rick Scott

rick-scott-scaryThere are sneaky, unethical, corrupt politicians – then there’s Rick Scott.  I still can’t quite grasp how this man was elected Governor of Florida.  Granted, I live in Texas where we’ve had George W. Bush followed by Rick Perry, so I can’t say much – but at least neither of them were CEO’s of a company that was found to have committed hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicare fraud before they were elected governor.

You would think a headline that read something like, “Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Scott was in Charge of Company Found Guilty of Committing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Medicare Fraud” would dissuade many voters from supporting such a candidate.  But apparently not conservatives.

I guess he just happened to catch lightning in a bottle and rode the anti-incumbent wave of 2010 all the way to the Florida governor’s mansion.

Well, it appears Floridians might have just had enough of Governor Scott.

In a recent poll the current governor trails challenger, former Governor of Florida, former Republican and current Democrat Charlie Crist, by eight points. 

So it’s not just a couple of percentage points which might place the results within the poll’s margin of error.  Though Crist’s lead has shrunk a small amount since last year when he enjoyed a double-digit advantage in the same poll.

Personally, I’m surprised Crist doesn’t have a larger lead.  I get that incumbents naturally have an advantage in most elections, but Rick Scott is absolutely terrible.

After all, he presided over possibly the most embarrassing fiasco of the 2012 elections as many Florida voters waited in ridiculously long lines to place their vote.  But then again, that’s what happens when you pass measures seeking to basically rig elections.  What did he expect when he reduced the amount of days people had for early voting?  Oh, I know what he expected – fewer voters who vote for Democrats would show up to vote.

And let’s not forget this is the man who passed such a horribly worded piece of legislation that it essentially banned all computers in Florida.

Yeah, that really happened.  Rick Scott has been an absolute disaster for Florida.

If Florida voters really re-elect Rick Scott, I’ll probably just laugh.  While there are plenty of very flawed politicians in this country, and many who are nearly as sleazy as he is, at least most of them weren’t tied to a company that was found guilty of committing massive Medicare fraud. 

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    Corrupt governors are nothing knew. 4 corrupt former governors of Illinois were actually sent to prison, even the one that was a Republican.

  • barefoot bob

    The 75 million dollars of his own money he spent on his campaign bought him the election.

  • Kenny G

    Gee, another corrupt politician story………. how unusual. Anyone who would vote for Gov. Scott in the next election is dumber than a box of rocks. Come on people of Florida, get it right next time!!! Go Charlie Crist.

  • dot

    How Scott won: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Matthew Reece

    Hopefully Adrian Wyllie can get the sort of recognition that Robert Sarvis did. But as usual, the polls exclude third party candidates.

  • Juan Carlos Pinto

    From Florida I expect any thing. Really. They are not the sharpest knives in the kitchen. LOL !!

  • Beth

    I would just like to say, I voted for Crist…

  • Willllburrrr

    FL, in line w/TX, SC, WI…..

  • TattooHero

    How did Scott ride the anti-incumbent wave when the incumbent, Crist, didn’t run for reelection, but ran for US Senate?

  • T’omm J’Onzz

    point of clarification: ‘Lex Luthor’ here wasn’t elected on anti-incumbency as there was no incumbent to in 2010.

  • Roberto M

    Unemployment rate under Crist 11.2% Unemployment under Scott 6.5% Yeah, he is a horrible governor alright. In the minds of loony progressives!!!