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Florida poll bad news for immigration reformers

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From the Sun-Sentinel: Florida voters are inclined to oppose immigration reform, a bad sign for those pushing to overhaul the current dysfunctional system. A Mason-Dixon poll released on Monday found that 45 percent of Florida voters oppose reform that would give unauthorized immigrants a chance to get legal status. Only 39 percent are in favor. That leaves 15 percent undecided. Most leaders in Florida, home to especially large populations of immigrants, have supported comprehensive reform over the years. Reform proposals…

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Will health reform hurt President Obama and Bill Nelson in Florida?

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A Florida poll released over the weekend showed an angry, confused and fearful electorate lashing out at President Obama and health-care reforms. Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson got caught in the backlash, the poll indicates, a sign of trouble for fellow Democrats in this year’s elections. The results prompted many readers who support Obama and reform to question the accuracy of the poll. The statewide Mason-Dixon poll of 625 registered voters found that Obama’s favorable ratings plunged from 50 percent…

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