PolitiFact Florida
1:30 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

PolitiFact Checking 2013

How are Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Florida Gov. Rick Scott faring on PolitiFact Florida's Truth-O-Meter? Surprisingly similar, even though the just-reelected Gimenez remains popular, and Scott very unpopular.

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez have each kept about 30 percent of their promises since taking office
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WLRN's Phil Latzman speaks with PolitiFact Florida's Amy Sherman to check the "Truth-O-Meter" for claims made by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Florida Gov. Rick Scott

As Florida's governor begins his third year on the job, according to the latest polls, his approval rating stands at  a dismal 36 percent. But entering 2013, PolitiFact Florida finds that Rick Scott has kept many more promises than he's broken. The Scott-O-Meter shows the governor has kept 17 of the promises they've tracked, while only breaking five. 

Meanwhile, PolitiFact is also keeping score of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's political vows in their Carlos-O-Meter. Gimenez was first elected in 2011 after Carlos Alvarez's recall, and was reelected easily to a full term in 2012. But, despite his apparent popularity with voters, he has fared no better than Gov. Scott on their so-called "Truth-O-Meter." Gimenez has kept six of the promises tracked since taking office, while breaking four of them. 

You can read the full fact-checks at www.Politifact.com/Florida.