Quinnipiac poll shows 72% of Florida voters want a referendum on offshore drilling

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A new Quinnipiac poll has some troubling numbers for the Republicans who won’t let the voters decide on offshore drilling.

27. Would you support or oppose an amendment to the state constitution that would ban offshore drilling within 10 miles of Florida’s coast?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
Support              62%    50%    79%    57%    57%    65%    48%
Oppose               34     46     17     40     40     29     48
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      3      6      4

                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
Support              60%    62%    62%    61%    63%
Oppose               36     36     34     34     32
DK/NA                 5      3      4      5      5
Do you think that there should or should not be a referendum in which the voters would decide whether to permanently ban oil drilling within 10 miles of Florida's coast?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
Should be            72%    69%    76%    71%    68%    75%    72%
Should not be        24     28     18     26     29     20     23
DK/NA                 5      3      6      3      3      6      5


                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
Should be            70%    81%    70%    76%    65%
Should not be        25     17     25     22     28
DK/NA                 5      3      5      2      7

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