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Poll: 70% of Floridians support medical marijuana amendment

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A medical marijuana ballot initiative continues to enjoy strong support from Floridians. A Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday shows 70 percent of likely Florida voters said they supported the 2016 ballot initiative. That’s up from a similar survey conducted in March, which found 65 percent of voters said they supported the ballot initiative. The 2016 ballot initiative allows individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician to use medical marijuana. It also calls on the…

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New poll shows Marco Rubio at 40 percent, Patrick Murphy at 37 percent

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Sen. Marco Rubio leads Rep. Patrick Murphy, but the race for U.S. Senate remains close. A Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday found 40 percent of likely Florida voters said they were backing Rubio, while 37 percent picked Murphy. Ten percent of respondents backed Libertarian Paul Stanton, while 13 percent said they were still undecided. Public Policy Polling surveyed 744 likely voters between Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. The survey had a margin of error of 3.6 percent. “Marco Rubio…

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Razor thin margin separates Donald Trump from Hillary Clinton in Florida

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Just one point separates Donald Trump from Hillary Clinton in Florida. A Public Policy Polling survey found 44 percent of likely Florida voters said they would back Trump; while 43 percent would support Clinton. The polling found Libertarian Gary Johnson received 5 percent, followed by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, and Evan McMullin, an independent candidate, with 1 percent. Six percent of respondents said they were undecided. Remove the independent candidates from the mix, and the results change slightly.…

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PPP poll: Florida voters want gun background checks, no-fly no-buy

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A new poll says that Floridians want stronger background checks and no-fly, no-buy restrictions for guns — and feel strongly enough about it to vote that way. Public Policy Polling said the results also say that making it harder for criminals to get guns is either a “very important” or “somewhat important” issue for them in the upcoming election. PPP surveyed both Florida and New Hampshire voters, measuring both gun issues and their potential impact on the U.S. Senate races…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera talks school choice, U.S. Senate bid during SWFL stop

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Lopez-Cantera Allapattah turkey exchange

They talked about art, about community and their families’ decision to choose a charter school. For students at Bonita Springs Charter School, it was a rare chance to bend the ear of a statewide elected official. But for Carlos Lopez-Cantera, it was a chance to talk  about school choice and educational opportunities for Florida’s students. Lopez-Cantera is one of five Republicans vying to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. He stopped at Bonita Springs Charter School on Wednesday as…

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Leon Panetta is backing Eric Lynn in CD 13 race

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Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is endorsing Eric Lynn in the race for the open Pinellas County Congressional seat being vacated this year by David Jolly. “I am proud to endorse Eric Lynn for Congress,” Panetta said in a statement. “I know Eric well, and as a valued advisor to me during my time as Secretary of Defense, he proved that he has the resolve, experience, and good judgment that it takes to be a strong and effective leader in…

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New PPP poll: Charlie Crist leading Eric Lynn 71%-11% in CD-13 primary

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New data from Public Policy Polling released Thursday shows former Gov. Charlie Crist leading former Obama administration official Eric Lynn by 60 points in a Democratic primary race for the open 13th Congressional District seat in Pinellas County. Crist leads Lynn by a margin of 71 percent to 11 percent among likely Democratic voters polled on March 8-9, with 18 percent undecided. The poll results also show a staggering name ID advantage for Crist, who represented liberal-leaning Pinellas in the state Senate beginning in the 1990s as…

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