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John Morgan calls medical marijuana expansion bill ‘typical Tallahassee window dressing’

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The group backing a medical marijuana ballot initiative is calling out lawmakers for a proposal that provides relief to more patients. The Florida Senate voted 28-11 to approve a bill that expands the Right to Try Act to include medical marijuana. Under the proposal, the bill allows eligible patients — defined as someone with one year left to live — to purchase and use medical marijuana from dispensing agencies. While the measure allows people with one year left to live…

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Gators, Rays and Dolphins are Florida’s favorite sports teams, pollsters say

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The Gators, Rays and Dolphins are the most favored teams among Floridians according to a survey released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. The University of Florida Gators were the favorite college team for 29 percent of survey respondents, with their archrival, the Florida State University Seminoles, taking second place with 19 percent support. The only other teams breaking double digits were the University of Central Florida Golden Knights at 12 percent and the Miami Hurricanes, which 1 in 10 respondents…

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Survey names Bill Nelson Florida’s most popular politician

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is Florida’s most popular politician, according to a survey released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. The poll found 40 percent of Florida voters approve of the third-term Senator, compared to 32 percent who disapprove. The numbers put him ahead of two of the Sunshine State’s other statewide elected officials: Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Democrats were the most satisfied with Nelson’s job performance, with 53 percent approving and 15 percent saying they…

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Bashing Obamacare no guaranteed vote-getter in Florida, poll shows

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Bashing Obamacare might not be the same vote getter it was in past Florida elections, according to a poll put out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. The poll found 42 percent of voters support and 41 percent oppose the Affordable Care Act. While not a ringing endorsement of the controversial health care law, the numbers are a far cry from early unpopularity. “Obamacare is not a political liability for Democrats anymore,” PPP President Dean Debnam. “Voters are pretty evenly divided…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.26.16 – New survey shows that Florida Dems aren’t feeling the Bern

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Although many pundits are pontificating that Marco Rubio‘s pummeling of Donald Trump in last night’s CNN/Telemundo/Salem Radio debate from Houston was entertaining, they still contend that it’s not going to matter on Super Tuesday or the subsequent elections to follow. We’re not so certain about that. If anything, Rubio’s “kitchen sink” opposition research dump against the New York City business mogul surely had to give second thoughts to the strongest Trump supporters out there, right? Trump was flustered in a way that he hasn’t…

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Poll: Americans trust Donald Trump most to fight War on Christmas; GOP down on Festivus

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Americans are becoming less and less concerned about the “War on Christmas,” a new survey from Public Policy Polling finds. In 2012, PPP found 47 percent of voters nationally believed that such a thing existed to only 40 percent who didn’t. Now just 37 percent of voters believe in the War on Christmas to 42 percent who say it doesn’t exist. There’s the predictable party divide with Republicans believing 56/26 that there is a war and Democrats believing 26/55 that…

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Democratic voters think Hillary Clinton “overwhelmingly” won debate, PPP survey says

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A Public Policy Polling survey of Democratic primary voters nationally who watched Saturday night’s debate finds that it reinforced Hillary Clinton’s front runner status. Viewers overwhelmingly think she won the debate, and particularly trust her over the rest of the Democratic field when it comes to issues of national security. Key findings from the survey include: Sixty-seven percent of voters think Clinton won the debate, to 20 percent for Bernie Sanders and 7 percent for Martin O’Malley. On a related…

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