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Joe Henderson: Rick Scott’s approval rating climbs because the economy trumps everything

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The steady increase in Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rating has reinforced the notion that if voters have a job and the economy seems to be humming along, other things don’t matter much. The latest poll, released this week by Morning Consult, put Scott’s approval number at 57 percent. Considering that he stood at 26 percent in 2012 according to Public Policy Polling, that’s downright miraculous. That same PPP poll five years ago included a forecast that Scott would lose a…

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Poll shows support for open primary elections in Florida

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A majority of Florida voters believe open primaries in elections is a good idea. Robopolling released Tuesday from a coalition of groups that advocate creating an open primary system in Florida found strong support from voters having such an initiative on the ballot next year. The survey was conducted on behalf of three groups seeking an open primary system in Florida: Open Primaries, Tim Canova‘s Progress For All and Florida Fair and Open Primaries. It found 73 percent of respondents…

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Santa Claus takes credibility hit, poll finds

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Santa Claus’s credibility has taken a bit of a hit this year, but Americans of all political stripes still believe in Christmas by overwhelming numbers, according to a new poll released Monday by Public Policy Polling. And if there is a divisive issue this time of year, it apparently involves the phrase “Happy Holidays!” While Democrats mostly said they could take or leave the phrase, a significant portion of Republicans say they’re offended by it. The poll, taken last Tuesday…

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Marco Rubio up over Patrick Murphy, 44%-38%, latest survey from PPP polling shows

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Another poll of Florida’s U.S. Senate race shows Republican incumbent Marco Rubio with a solid lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy. The Public Policy Polls survey released Friday afternoon shows Rubio leading Murphy, 44 percent to 38 percent. Libertarian candidate Paul Stanton gets 6 percent. Removing Stanton from the list of available choices doesn’t improve things much for Murphy. In a one-on-one matchup, Rubio leads 48 to 43 percent. Murphy has been blasting Rubio for standing by his endorsement of Donald Trump, even in the wake of his…

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PPP Florida poll gives slim lead to Hillary Clinton, 7 points to Marco Rubio

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Hillary Clinton enjoyed a slim lead over Donald Trump in a Public Policy Polling survey of Florida voters released Thursday. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio extended his lead over Democrat Patrick Murphy in their race to seven points when respondents were asked to choose between the two and Libertarian Paul Stanton. Rubio pulled 42 percent support compared to 35 percent for Murphy and 9 percent for Stanton, with 15 percent undecided. In a head-to-head match between Rubio and Murphy, the…

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PPP post-debate national polling finds Hillary Clinton won debate 51 to 40 percent

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Hillary Clinton was the clear winner in Monday night’s first presidential debate, according to a national survey from Public Policy Polling. PPP found that at the event at Long Island’s Hofstra University, Clinton defeated Donald Trump 51 to 40 percent. The most salient point for Clinton was that among young voters, a group that has underperformed for the former secretary of state, 63 percent think she won the night, compared to only 24 percent for Trump. Of that age group, 47…

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Who’s to blame for lack of Zika funding? 50% of Floridians say Congress

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Ask Floridians who’s to blame for the lack of federal funding for Zika, and the answer is clear: Congress. A new survey from Public Policy Polling found 50 percent of Floridians said Congress was to blame for the lack of funding to combat Zika. The findings were released just one day after the Senate rejected a $1.1 billion funding proposal. Senate Democrats once again blocked the measure, which included provisions that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood. It marked…

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