Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisAt least 50 ICUs at a Florida hospital hit capacity. Regulatory agenda for Trump teachers’ second term authorizes strikes if schools reopen without certain security measures (R) has seen its nosedive approval rating in recent weeks as the state has become one of the new epicenters to the coronavirus pandemic.
A survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy released on Friday shows that 45 percent of respondents said they approved of DeSantis̵7; work performance, while 49 percent disagreed.
This is in stark contrast to the last iteration of the poll in March, when 62 percent of Florida voters said they approved of the work DeSantis was doing, with only 24 percent saying they were not approved. .
New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have increased in the past two months.
The state of the Sun was one of the first states in the country to reopen its economy amid the pandemic, and DeSantis had previously said it would not reverse reopening measures. in the state despite the strong wave of cases.
He strongly supported Florida schools returning to in-person classes this fall.
Teachers, education leaders and lawyers have argued that reopening schools without adequate funding and reducing the rate of coronavirus transmission puts children, parents and to teachers at risk of contracting the disease.
On Thursday, Florida reported nearly 10,000 new cases of the virus and 252 deaths.
With more than 480,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the state is responsible for more than 10 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases.
A Quinnipiac survey last week showed a similar decline in DeSantis ’popularity.
The governor’s approval rating in that survey was 41 percent, while 52 percent of respondents said they were not approved by DeSantis ’performance.
The Mason-Dixon election surveyed 625 registered Florida voters and had a margin of error of more or a decrease of 4 percentage points.