September 30, 2023

The newest Florida Chamber statewide ballot finds greater than half (53 p.c) of Florida voters imagine the Florida economic system is healthier off than different states whereas solely 24 p.c imagine it’s worse off than different states.

Florida has created 44,500 jobs within the final month and 300,600 jobs previously 12 months, in line with the chamber. The Sunshine State’s rolling annual progress fee of three.2 p.c is a full proportion level greater than the nationwide degree and July’s 0.5 p.c improve in jobs was 5 instances the expansion on the nationwide degree. Wanting again during the last 12 months, Florida created 1 in 12 U.S. jobs, whereas equally sized New York created just one in 27 jobs. The unemployment fee in Florida at 2.7 p.c is decrease than different giant states (the unemployment fee in California is at 4.6 p.c, Texas is at 4.1 p.c and New York is at 3.9 p.c.)

“Florida’s financial momentum continues to outpace the nation,” mentioned Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “Due to the management of Gov. DeSantis and legislative leaders like Home Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, latest legislative motion reining in runaway litigation that drives up prices for Florida households and native companies will pave the best way for extra competitors and Florida’s continued progress.” 

DeSantis vs. Biden job approval numbers

The Florida Chamber ballot additionally discovered that Gov. DeSantis has strong job approval numbers, whereas President Joe Biden’s job approval numbers have plummeted.

Greater than half of voters (51 p.c) approve of the job DeSantis is doing as governor, with 85 p.c of Republicans and 59 p.c of NPAs approving of his job as governor. The governor additionally has sturdy approval amongst Hispanic voters with 55 p.c approving of his efficiency and 45 p.c disapproving. 

Biden’s numbers are fairly the other, with 56 p.c of voters disapproving of the job he’s doing as President. Nearly all Republicans (89 p.c) and almost 2/3 of NPAs (65 p.c) disapprove of President Biden’s efficiency as President. The President has an approval score of solely 37 p.c amongst Hispanic voters, with 62 p.c disapproving of his efficiency.