New poll: Floridians still don't embrace Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's approval rating has improved to 41 percent, a poll released Thursday shows.

But 49 percent of the 1,241 likely Florida voters polled Aug. 15-21 disapprove of Scott's performance as governor. However, the 41 percent approval represents improvement for Scott, who consistently languished below 40 percent in several previous surveys.

The random telephone poll of 1,241 Florida voters by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times had a margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

Scott is scheduled to welcome delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Monday — weather permitting.

Meanwhile, the same poll shows U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leading Republican challenger Connie Mack IV by a margin of 50 percent to 41 percent in their U.S. Senate contest.

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