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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Poll Watchers: Florida governor ratings, gas prices, Huckabee continues to lead, government shutdown

• Florida Gov. Rick Scott moved from plurality approval to disapproval since February in Quinnipiac polling. Florida voters think his proposed budget cuts go too far.

• Over three quarters (77 percent) say gas prices are an important personal issue, up from 56 percent this fall an AP poll finds. On average, people think a fair price for a gallon of gas would be $2.36.

• In the GOP field, Mike Huckabee continues to lead the pack according to name recognition and Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score.

• Whom to blame or whom to hold responsible? Mark Bluementhal demonstrates how different wording may affect opinions on the possibility of a government shutdown in polling from the Washington Post, ABC News and Pew.

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