Gov. Rick Scott: Voters Love Him And Hate Him07:39
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a law aimed at controlling the state's "pill mills" in June, 2011. (AP)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a law aimed at controlling the state's "pill mills" in June, 2011. (AP)

In a poll earlier this month, 45 percent of Floridians said they don't like Gov. Rick Scott personally. But his job approval numbers — or how he's doing as governor -- went up six points, from 29 percent in May to 35 percent in August.

Scott is also being sued for several policies he's enacted, including mandatory drug tests for welfare recipients and state employees. But those same laws are popular with voters.

Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Bender says this contradiction — approval of his policies and disapproval of the governor personally — is partly because of Scott's "delivery."

Guest:

  • Michael Bender, reporter for the Miami Herald and the St. Petersburg Times

This segment aired on August 16, 2011.

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