Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Perry or Romney could beat Obama
September 22nd, 2011
09:33 PM ET
11 years ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Perry or Romney could beat Obama

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Scott knows what Florida Republicans want.

During an interview on CNN’s “John King, USA,” Scott discussed what the Floridian electorate is looking for in a president–based on his own successful gubernatorial run.

“I think they want somebody that has a jobs plan,” he said. “I ran last year, first time I ran, as you know, and I ran on a jobs plan.”

And for Scott, either of the top two GOP contenders will fare well against the incumbent president. Though he wouldn’t predict who would win the nomination, Scott guessed it would be “either Romney or Perry, and there’ll be others.”

Of the two, he affirmed, “I think both of those could win against President Obama if they got the nomination.”

“I really believe it’s going to come down to ‘Tell me what your jobs plan is. If I believe in your jobs plan, I’m going to vote for you,’” Scott opined.

And since jobs are so important in the Sunshine State and across the nation, the first-term governor, who has recently experienced a dip in his own approval rating, predicted an uphill battle for President Obama’s re-election campaign.

“I believe a Republican is going to win, because it’s going to be about jobs and I think President Obama is going to have a tough time just because jobs have not been created while he’s been president,” he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Florida • Jobs • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Rick Scott • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. flatbroke

    You promised but didn't deliver and you think you know what Floridians want!? Your approval ratings are worse than Obama's and we're all suffering from buyer's remorse, so sit down and shut up.

    September 22, 2011 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. Ken

    And why would we be interested in the opinion of a man who committed fraud on the Medicare system???

    September 22, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |

    Scott's Florida approval rating is around 35%, even worse than Obama's.
    So Scott is blowing more hot air to get his $72 million money's worth he spent on his own election.

    September 23, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  4. James B

    I live in Florida and I wouldn't call Gov. Scott's ratings a dip, we can all say they are in a crevass. Further, if he ran on a jobs bill, he sure as hell hasn't done anything to promote job growth. Unemployment in Florida is over 11 percent and folks on unemployment get around $225 dollars a week (one of the lowest amounts in the country). All Scott has done is attack people on welfare and raise health insurance costs (as a percentage of take home pay) for state workers. Scott is an embarassment and will not stand a chance at re-election.

    September 23, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  5. ahetch

    And their job plan is what? the only one I've heard is cut taxes for corporations because they are the job creators. Even though taxes have been cut for them for 10 years and no jobs have been created, they still keep that rant.

    Now Boehner wants to eliminate all taxes for corporations. Yeah, that will solve everything.,

    September 23, 2011 02:55 am at 2:55 am |