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New poll: Hillsborough voters support candidates who want to keep Confederate monument

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A majority of Hillsborough County voters would side with commissioners who voted to keep a controversial Confederate monument in front of a county courthouse annex, according to a new poll.

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Don’t go wobbly on not moving Confederate monument, veterans tell Hillsborough commissioners

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Armed with the results of a new poll they say shows overwhelming support for their side of the issue, a group of veterans held a news conference in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex in Tampa today warning members of the County Commission to resist any temptation to reverse their vote to keeping a controversial Confederate monument in front off the building.

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Poll shows Floridians undecided on 2018 gubernatorial options

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If the results of a new poll are any indication, Floridians just aren’t that interested the 2018 gubernatorial election. The survey — conducted March 28 through March 29 by Gravis Marketing for The Orlando Political Observer — found 36 percent of Democratic voters and 63 percent of Republicans said they were uncertain who they would vote for in their respective primaries. The survey also showed many voters were still “uncertain” in several hypothetical head-to-head general election showdowns. The poll of…

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A must-read from Jacob Engels and other tidbits from Florida’s political blogosphere

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve dedicated any space on this site to the good work of my (former) colleagues in Florida’s political blogosphere. Perhaps this is because I believe I left that realm a long time ago. There’s some really good work being done in Florida’s political blogosphere, including: Jacob Engels’ must-read appeal to new Orange and Osceola counties state attorney to reconsider the case of Richard “Scott” Batterson, who was convicted of offering a multimillion-dollar agency contract to a consultant on the condition that…

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Poll finds Florida voters down on leaders, political choices, especially Marco Rubio

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Florida voters are dissatisfied with their political leaders and national candidates, and profoundly unhappy with Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, a new Gravis Marketing poll shows. The survey found Florida voters showing high dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama, presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But Florida’s two former presidential candidates? Much worse. In the poll, Florida voters — who propelled Rubio from long-shot to U.S. Senate stardom in 2010 and then abandoned him in the March 15 Florida primary — now have an almost…

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New Gravis marketing poll in Florida: Donald Trump 34%, Ben Carson 22%, Jeb Bush 15%

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A new Gravis Marketing poll released on Monday shows New York City real estate titan Donald Trump continuing to have a strong lead in Florida in the Republican race for president, garnering 33.6 percent of the vote. As has been the case throughout the country, Trump has been leading in polls in Florida for well over a month now. Following the trend in Iowa, New Hampshire and across the country, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in second with 22.4…

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Donald Trump leads by 23 points in South Carolina in new poll

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Donald Trump’s endless summer of bliss at the polls continues to show no signs of dying out anytime soon. Last week he took the lead in a Florida poll for the first time, and a new Gravis Marketing poll released on Monday night that has him with a huge lead in South Carolina, the first state in the South that will vote in next year’s Republican primaries. Trump has 34 percent in the new poll. That’s three times the lead over the…

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