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MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida Governor Rick Scott’s approval rating among Florida voters has gone up substantially from earlier this summer.

Scott’s numbers climbed to 45 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The poll indicated that 45 percent of voters approve of the way Scott is handling his job, while 44 percent disapprove.

In a June Quinnipiac poll, 39 percent of voters approved of the way Scott handled his job, while 49 percent disapproved.

The new poll also indicates that voters have favorable views of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Quinnipiac found that 45 percent of voters approve of the way Nelson is handling his job, while 30 percent disapprove. Meanwhile, 57 percent of voters approve of Rubio’s job handling, while 31 percent disapprove.

The Connecticut-based Quinnipiac, which frequently polls in Florida and other states, surveyed 1,093 Florida voters from Aug. 7 to Aug. 18. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)

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