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Poll: Most voters down on expanding gambling

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The vast majority of Florida voters — 84 percent — “want to reduce or hold the line on gambling” and 60 percent also “are less likely to support a candidate … that votes to expand gambling,” a new poll released Monday shows. The latest Mason-Dixon poll included questions on gambling, according to a news release from No Casinos, Florida’s anti-gambling expansion group. The anti-expansion “feeling among Floridians carries across all regions of the state: North Florida (87 percent), Central Florida (92 percent),…

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Poll: 93% of Floridians believe travelers should be allowed to rent accommodations other than hotels

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Floridians are showing their love for vacation rentals. A new poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research showed 93 percent of Floridians believed travelers should be allowed to rent accommodations other than hotels, like vacation rentals; a sign lawmakers could face opposition if they try to restrict the rights of homeowners to offer vacation rentals. The Jacksonville-based polling firm conducted the poll of 635 registered Florida voters by phone from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. The survey, which was first reported…

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Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy both go up with new Spanish language ads

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  The intense fight to win the Latino vote in the Florida Senate election was again put into sharp focus Monday, when the campaigns of both Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy announced new Spanish-language television ads. Rubio’s ad — his fourth Spanish-language ad of the campaign — takes several shots at Murphy, the 33-year-old Democratic representative from Jupiter running statewide for the first time. It’s called, “Me Conoce.” “Patrick Murphy is one of the most inefficient members of Congress,” says the narrator.…

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In post-debate poll in Florida, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 46%-42%

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In the first major poll conducted in Florida since Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Florida, 46 to 42 percent. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets 7 percent, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 1 percent. The Mason-Dixon Poll of 820 registered Florida voters was conducted from Tuesday through Thursday of this week. Among independents, Trump continues to lead in the Sunshine State, leading 41 to 33 percent. Johnson gets 19 percent with those identifying themselves as unaffiliated. Stein…

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Mason-Dixon solar poll: Salt Shaker Test

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Mason-Dixon recently released a new statewide poll testing the two pending solar amendments currently making their way through the process in Florida. Despite the fact that both dealt with a similar subject, solar power, it was a tale of two initiatives: one very passable and the other with seemingly no path to victory. The initiative backed by the solar industry (titled, “Limits or Prevents Barriers to Local Solar Electricity Supply) saw only 30 percent of respondents saying they would vote…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.29.15 — Kathy Castor goes all the way on Cuba

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Although it’s dubious whether legislation expanding travel opportunities for Americans to go to Cuba will get through the Congress this year, Kathy Castor is pushing even further. The Tampa Bay area Democrat announced on Tuesday that along with Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer, she was introducing the Cuba Trade Act of 2015 (HR3238). The bill  would end the 54-year-old Cuban embargo and allow for businesses in the private sector to trade freely with Cuba, while prohibiting taxpayer funds to be used on…

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Salt applied to Mason-Dixon U.S. Senate poll

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This saltshaker test will be short on originality and long on quotes. Monday’s Mason-Dixon poll results of both Democratic and Republican primaries for U.S. Senate apparently come from the same survey of “500 registered Republican voters and 500 registered Democratic voters.” So in assessing its validity/reliability, we will offer our first quote from a recent – and quite telling – comment from Judge George Reynolds: ”Both dishes came out of the same kitchen.” Our second quote comes from our own earlier…

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