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Marco Rubio 49%, Patrick Murphy 43% according to new UNF poll

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A University of North Florida poll released Thursday shows Sen. Marco Rubio poised to win re-election. The survey, from the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, shows Rubio ahead of his Democratic challenger, Rep. Patrick Murphy, 49 to 43 percent. Polling was conducted Oct. 20-25. “Rubio is maintaining his six-percentage point lead from our poll earlier in the month,” said Dr. Michael Binder, research director of the Public Opinion Research Lab. “Rubio can attribute his lead to support from NPAs and more Democrats willing…

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Poll shows medical marijuana amendment at 73% support

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A University of North Florida poll released Thursday shows Amendment 2 is looking poised to pass. The survey, from the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, indicates the medical marijuana amendment is now drawing 73 percent support. That’s down from 77 percent in a similar poll taken a few weeks back. Polling was conducted via live phone calls from Oct. 20-25. Lab director Dr. Michael Binder says that despite this slight attrition in support, Amendment 2 likely will carry. “This is down…

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Poll: Marco Rubio ‘appears to be on his way to re-election’

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The University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab’s newest poll shows Marco Rubio leading Patrick Murphy by seven points. The two-way survey puts Rubio over Murphy 48 to 41 percent, with 10 percent undecided, and one percent supporting “someone else.” “Rubio is holding a solid seven-point lead and appears to be on his way to re-election,” said Dr. Michael Binder, faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory. “Rubio is seeing support from men, (52-38) but also has a slim lead among women as well (44-43).”…

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Amendment 2 poised to pass, another survey shows, but that’s what pollster said in 2014

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A poll released Tuesday by the Public Opinion Research Lab of the University of North Florida shows strong support for Amendment 2 and medical marijuana. An impressive 77 percent of Florida voters said they would vote for the amendment, while only 18 percent stated they would vote against it. PORL Director Dr. Michael Binder said, “Huge majorities of likely voters support Florida Constitutional Amendment 2. Not only are Democrats wildly supportive, but even Republicans are above the 60 percent threshold required for passage. The strongest…

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UNF poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 47 to 40 in two-way Florida race

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A University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab poll of 696 likely voters shows Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead in a two-way race with Donald Trump in the presidential race, but within the 3.8 percent margin of error in a four-way race with Gary Johnson and Jill Stein in the mix. In the two-way, Clinton leads Trump 47 to 40; in the four-way, Clinton leads Trump 41 to 38, with Johnson taking six percent and Stein three percent.…

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Poll: Corrine Brown, Al Lawson in CD 5 dead heat

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A poll released Thursday morning by the Public Opinion Research Lab of the University of North Florida shows that Corrine Brown and Al Lawson are running neck and neck in Congressional District 5. The poll of 400 likely Democratic voters shows Brown leading Lawson 30 percent to 27 percent, well within the 4.9 percent margin of error. An X Factor: L.J. Holloway, who polls at 4 percent. A full 40 percent of voters are unsure. The poll separates Duval County Democrats from those…

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