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Poll: I-4 Voters Wanted Gov. Scott to Accept High-Speed Rail Money


A majority of voters along Florida's I-4 corridor disagreed with Gov. Rick Scott's decision to cancel plans for a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando. That's according to a new poll conducted by the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9 and Central Florida 13.

The media outlets surveyed voters by phone last week, revealing the following:

  • 51 percent said Scott should not have rejected the money.
  • 39 percent supported Scott's decision.
  • 10 percent were unsure.

Among I-4 voters, Scott's approval rating is 42 percent, while 48 percent disapprove of the governor's job performance.