The Pensacola News Journal reports:
A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz is a polarizing figure in Florida, both in and outside of the Republican Party. A poll from the Florida Atlantic University Mainstreet PolCom Lab released last week showed that 57% of Florida voters disapproved of Gaetz’s performance as a member of Congress.
The poll said only 21% of voters approved of Gaetz’s performance, while 8% were neutral and 14% didn’t know. While Gaetz has repeatedly proven he is unbeatable in the Panhandle, the poll shows that in a statewide race, Gaetz would have a lot of work to do to win people over — not just with independents, but his own party too.
In the fall, NBC News reported Gaetz was considering a run for governor, but Gaetz has repeatedly said he doesn’t plan on running for the office.
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As I’ve said before, when one of these people in super-safe districts tries to run for something else they find out just how unpopular they are. New poll has Gaetz approval rating statewide in FL at 21%. https://t.co/EfLsokf6Sa
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 21, 2023