(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.