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Today on Context Florida: Bear meat & Whole Foods, GOP bluster, bizarre politics and the Salt Shaker Test

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Today on Context Florida: Doing research about Florida’s “astonishingly efficient” bear hunt, Tom O’Hara came across an equally astonishing analogy. The chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrote this about hunting: “Hunting is the first and original organic and natural grocery store, offering locally-grown and harvested protein from the land. Think of it as nature’s Whole Foods. Health-conscious families value living off the land.” But after some investigation, O’Hara learned the analogy isn’t quite appropriate. Republican antics may…

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Salt Shaker Test applied to recent Viewpoint Florida polling

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When two highly regarded Florida-based firms join forces for research into voter attitudes, we have little choice but to take them and their findings seriously. In the case of Viewpoint Florida, two of Florida’s top-tier firms – Data Targeting (Pat Bainter and co.) and Public Concepts (Randy Nielsen and Rich Johnson) – have collaborated to “study and publish opinion data … important to all Floridians.” This week they released a poll of “likely Republican Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) voters in…

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