Published: Aug 05, 2011 3:15 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2011 7:05 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott still isn't the most popular politician in Florida these days but his numbers are looking up a bit.
 
A new Quinnipiac (Conn.) University poll released Friday shows Scott's approval rating improved 6 percentage points since May. He now has a job approval rating of 35 percent. Republicans back Scott by a 61 percent to 23 percent margin while 78 percent of Democrats and half of all independents don't like the way the new governor is handling his job.
 
Strangely, only 24 percent accurately said the state's new budget signed by Scott does not contain new taxes.
 
Quinnipiac randomly interviewed 1,417 registered Florida voters by telephone between July 27 and Aug. 2. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.