Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo via CBS News.
FILE: Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo via CBS News.

Florida voters strongly approve DeSantis job performance, poll says

Gov. Ron DeSantis has strong approval of his performance by Florida voters, a poll released Wednesday finds. Coming two months into his term, it is the highest approval for a Florida governor in the last 10 years.

In a Quinnipiac University poll, 59 percent of Florida voters said they approve of the job DeSantis, 40, is doing while 17 percent do not. Democrats also back the governor by 42 percent against 28 percent.

“His 59 percent job approval today is better than most of his counterparts around the country,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Part of Gov. DeSantis’ success is his taking on issues such as the environment on which Republicans often don’t focus.”

Other findings from the poll include 72 percent of Florida voters are concerned about climate change and 57 percent oppose school officials and teachers carrying firearms on school grounds.

The survey took place from March 6 to March 11 with 1,058 Florida voters. It had a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

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