Chamber Poll: Crist has High Approval Rating

Chamber Poll: Crist has High Approval Rating

  TALLAHASSEE — A new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll shows Gov. Charlie Crist with a 73 percent approval rating, an increase of 5 percentage points from only four months ago.
  The poll was conducted for the Florida Chamber Political Institute by Public Insight Research, the polling arm of Cherry Communications. The poll surveyed 610 Likely Florida Voters from Jan. 30 –Feb 1, 2009, and had a +/- 4% margin of error.
   “Governor Charlie Crist’s approval rating is again rising, up from 68 percent in the November Florida Chamber of Commerce poll,” said Marian Johnson, vice president of Political Affairs for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Clearly Florida voters appreciate the Governor fighting to put people back to work during the past few months, and this rising approval rating reflects that.”

The question and results:

Do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Charlie Crist is doing as Governor?

  • Strongly Approve  — 19%
  • Somewhat Approve — 54%
  • Somewhat Disapprove — 13%
  • Strongly Disapprove — 7%

(73 Percent Approve, 20 Percent Disapprove)