Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis scores highest voter approval rating in a decade

Voters approve of DeSantis, 59 to 17%

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has the highest voter approval of any Florida chief executive in 10 years, a poll released Wednesday found.

Florida voters approve 59 to 17 percent of the job DeSantis is doing, according to the Quinnipiac University poll, and even Democrats back him by 42 to 28 percent.

“Ron DeSantis won the governorship by the slimmest of margins, yet in his first two-plus months in office he has gotten off to a strong start,’’ said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a statement “Part of Gov. DeSantis’ success is his taking on issues such as the environment on which Republicans often don’t focus.’’

DeSantis defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum by about 32,000 votes of the more than 8 million cast, a margin of victory so narrow that it required a statewide recount. Since taking office he has called for more state funding to clean up Florida waterways and other reforms in how the state tackles environmental woes.

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