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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:23 PM

Jane Castor gets 78% approval rating in pandemic, outdoing DeSantis, Trump, new poll shows

Source: tampabay.com



The poll of 3,244 registered Florida voters taken last week found the decision by both DeSantis and Trump to refrain from imposing strict sanctions on public gatherings until last week may have cost them politically, the poll shows.

By Mary Ellen Klas
Published 4 hours ago Updated 1 hour ago

TALLAHASSEE — Although Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken his cues in handling the state’s response to the corornavirus directly from the president, a narrow majority of Florida voters approve of the job he is doing, while most disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling the crisis. That’s according to a new poll by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab.

The poll of 3,244 registered Florida voters taken last week found the decision by both DeSantis and Trump to refrain from imposing strict sanctions on public gatherings until last week — in order to keep businesses operating — may have cost them politically, the poll shows.

Meanwhile, of the cities surveyed, Jane Castor, the mayor of Tampa and a Democrat, had the largest approval rating for her handling of the pandemic with a 78% approval rate among Tampa voters, and only 8% disapproving, the survey found. Castor has been a vocal critic of the federal government, telling Slate she believed it was “woefully underprepared,” as her city sought testing kits but has been unable to get enough to meet the need.

Pollsters found that 57% of respondents believed the state has not gone far enough to contain the spread of the virus, while 55% said the federal government has not gone far enough. Only 43% were critical of their local governments for failing to respond.

The poll, administered by online survey, was conducted Tuesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 4. ......................................

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/06/jane-castor-gets-78-approval-rating-in-pandemic-outdoing-desantis-trump-new-poll-shows/



slowly ==many smart folks are waking up. Now for this to show up in Nov!!






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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks during a news conference about the recent coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 12:27 PM

1. ...and the body bags have barely begun to pile up in FL.

The Russiapublicans will pay a terrible price for their crimes.

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:07 PM

2. Remarkably, at any other time, she would be considered a republican...

She is center, right on most issues and far right on some ( stop and frisk). Also, technically, mayor's in Tampa pretend not to have a party affiliation . Not much is ever said about her sexual orientation which is refreshing in this southern city.

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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:07 PM

3. Kudos for Tampa mayor

I was glad when she was the first official in Hillsborough County to show concern and a "Safer at Home" order is what she declared. The dummies, County Admn. et al, refused to back her. The County Administrator still has not shut down, there are employees working (so-called critical workers) that are not needed. They are along our roadways, no masks, doing unessential jobs like digging ditches and patching roads.

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