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Florida Chamber poll: Floridians would prefer business person over trial attorney in Governor’s Mansion

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John Morgan may be mulling a 2018 gubernatorial bid, but a new Florida Chamber survey indicates Floridians might not be keen on having a trial attorney in the Governor’s Mansion. According to a Florida Chamber Political Institute survey released Monday, 67 percent of Florida voters polled said they would rather “a business person be governor” than a trial attorney. The poll showed 9 percent of Florida voters said they “would rather see a personal injury trial lawyer” serve as governor.…

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New Florida Chamber poll finds jobs remain top concern for Florida voters

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The No. 1 issue facing Florida continues to be jobs, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce survey. The Florida Chamber Political Institute released a new statewide survey Monday aimed at “checking the political pulse of Floridians on how they feel about elected officials as well as the issue impacting them.” Jobs and the economy remain a big issue for Floridians, with 19 percent of respondents saying it was a top concern. The survey found 10 percent of Floridians…

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Florida Chamber poll shows Marco Rubio with big lead over Patrick Murphy

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The race between Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy is anything but close, at least according to a new Florida Chamber poll. The survey shows Rubio holds a big lead over Murphy, 51 percent to 37 percent. Eleven percent of respondents either said they didn’t know who they were supporting or refused to say. The Chamber of Commerce poll was conducted from Oct. 16 through Oct. 19 by Cherry Communications. The poll of 507 of likely and newly registered…

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Florida Chamber poll: Hillary Clinton 46%, Donald Trump 42%

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She might be one of the most disliked presidential candidates in modern memory, but Floridians appear to support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for president. A new poll by the Florida Chamber Political Institute shows Clinton leads Trump, 46 percent to 42 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 5 percent support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein picked received 1 percent support. Six percent of respondents said they either were undecided or voting for someone else. The Chamber of Commerce poll…

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Poll: 73% of voters support medical marijuana ballot initiative

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The 2016 medical marijuana ballot initiative has strong support among Floridians, according to a new poll. A new poll from the Florida Chamber Political Institute found 73 percent of voters would support the amendment. The survey found 22 percent were opposed to the ballot initiative. The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20. The survey has a margin of error of 4 percent. The 2016 proposal allows people with debilitating medical conditions, as determined by…

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Solar amendment supported by 66% of Floridians, new poll finds

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A solar power amendment is poised for passage, according to a new poll by the Florida Chamber Political Institute. The survey found 66 percent of Florida voters would support solar power initiative, while 16 percent of respondents said they would vote against it. “The Florida Chamber supports the solar energy policies in Amendment 1 and it appears Florida voters do too,” said Mark Wilson, the president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. The amendment is…

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Florida Chamber poll: Hillary Clinton at 43%, Donald Trump at 41%

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Florida is too close to call. A new survey released Monday by the Florida Chamber Political Institute found the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remains tight. The survey found Clinton is at 43 percent, followed by Trump at 41 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 8 percent support, while 5 percent said they were undecided. Two percent of respondents said they would pick someone else. The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20.…

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