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Joe Henderson: Psst … Tallahassee, you might want to actually listen to the people on this one

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While the business of governing requires tough choices and choosing between priorities that can be conflicting, sometimes it’s best to do what the people want. After all, it’s their money that is being spent. So, listen up, Tallahassee. On the subject of state Medicaid funding, the people — your bosses — appear to have spoken loudly, clearly and with a you-better-not-mess-with-this message. They want it funded, and they’re not kidding. According to a Public Opinion Strategies poll conducted for the…

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Donald Trump has double-digit lead over Ted Cruz in NBC News/WSJ poll

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Donald Trump has a double-digit lead over the Republican field, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Trump is at 33 percent among national Republican primary voters, the poll found. Ted Cruz is at 20 percent; while Marco Rubio is at 13 percent. The poll found Ben Carson is at 12 percent, while Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are tied with 5 percent. Trump’s lead over the Texas senator has increased since last month. In December, the NBC…

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No Casinos blasts Chamber poll on Seminole Compact

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The head of an anti-gambling expansion group says a new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll “paints an inaccurate picture of public opinion” regarding a new proposed blackjack agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. On Thursday, the Chamber released poll results showing three-quarters of voters say blackjack “has been good for the state” and that lawmakers should approve a new deal that lets the Tribe continue to offer blackjack in return for a $3 billion cut over seven years. Later…

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Chamber of Commerce poll shows support for Seminole blackjack deal

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce came out in support of the new Seminole Compact on Thursday, releasing poll results showing three-quarters of voters say the blackjack deal “has been good for the state.” The deal, negotiated by Gov. Rick Scott, allows the Seminole Tribe of Florida to continue offering blackjack at its casinos in return for a $3 billion cut to the state over seven years. In 2010, the tribe agreed to pay at least $1 billion into the state treasury for rights…

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Jeb Bush super PAC looks to add top GOP strategists

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Several top GOP strategists are considering joining Right to Rise, the super PAC of likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush. According to The Washington Post, a handful of select Republican Party operatives could be the nucleus of a well-funded group operating outside any official campaign, to promote Bush’s as-of-yet unannounced candidacy and tear down any challenges. At the top of the list are expert Republican pollster Neil Newhouse and advertising pro Larry McCarthy, writes Post reporter Matea Gold. Once Bush officially…

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Charlie Crist’s internal polls show him leading over Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek, 36%, 28% and 23%

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A poll commissioned before Charlie Crist announced he would become an independent showed him winning a three way race for U.S. Senate. Independent Charlie Crist: 36 Republican Marco Rubio: 28 Democrat Kendrick Meek: 23 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with a two party political system? Satisfied: 41 Dissatisfied: 54 The survey of 800 people was conducted April 26-27 by Public Opinion Strategies, according to the Crist campaign.

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Charlie Crist’s internal polls show him leading over Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek, 36%, 28% and 23%

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A poll commissioned before Charlie Crist announced he would become an independent showed him winning a three-way race for U.S. Senate. Independent Charlie Crist: 36 Republican Marco Rubio: 28 Democrat Kendrick Meek: 23 Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with a two party political system? Satisfied: 41 Dissatisfied: 54 The survey of 800 people was conducted April 26-27 by Public Opinion Strategies, according to the Crist campaign.

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