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New Gallup poll labels Florida ‘leaning Democratic’– tell that to Republican Governor and Republican Legislature

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According to a new Gallup survey of each states’ residents’ stated political affiliations, Florida is among 10 states considered to be Democratic leaning, in which the state’s Democratic supporters outnumber Republican supporters by at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 points.

Florida is “Democratic leaning”??? Tell that to the Republican Governor and to the Republican US Senator, tell that to the Republican candidate for Governor who is leading the Democrat by 11 points, tell that to the two GOP candidates for the US Senate who are both leading the Democrat by double-digits, tell that to the GOP near-super majority in the Florida Legislature, etc., etc.

If Florida is “Democratic leaning,” I’d hate to know what GOP dominated looks like.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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