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Florida Hispanic voters give Hillary Clinton 24 point lead, Marco Rubio 9 points

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Florida’s Hispanic voters are solidly behind Hillary Clinton, especially non-Republican voters, and less solidly behind Florida’s Hispanic Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, according to a new poll conducted by Associated Industries of Florida. The survey of 600 likely Hispanic voters — with 53 percent of them interviewed in Spanish — gives Clinton, Rubio, and his Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy strongly favorable indexes and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a strong unfavorable index. Overall, 54 percent of Hispanic voters are ready…

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Pew Research: Republicans, Democrats have starkly different foreign affairs priorities

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A new comprehensive study on American views on foreign affairs finds to no surprise that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats from Venus, but also finds Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s supporters more isolationist than anyone. The survey, released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, finds that Democrats consider the nation’s biggest global fears to be climate change, ISIS, cyberattacks and disease pandemics, and few lose much sleep over threats to the United States from Syrian refugees, China or Russia. Republicans, on…

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6th annual Pinellas County public survey runs through this week

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Pinellas County residents can now weigh in on what they think is good and what can still be improved in the county’s services, programs and priorities. The county’s annual residents survey is available online now through 5 p.m. Friday. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete. It asks a series of basic demographic questions including, age, race, sex, income and education level and whether or not the survey-taker is a year-round resident. The survey also asks whether residents…

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LGBT friending habits may be good news for equality

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How many friends do you have on Facebook? For most regular Facebook users that number can get pretty high. There are old friends from high school, some from college, work colleagues, family members, church friends, that nice lady you met in line at the grocery store, favorite elected officials and maybe even your neighbor on that flight you took last summer. But how many of those “friends” are actually friends? The’s the question researchers sought to answer with an in-depth…

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Poll offers clues to GOP on how to woo Millennials

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The GOP has been working on formulating messages that will appeal to younger voters. Their efforts include reaching out to women and minorities, including the latest effort Tuesday using New York Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik – the youngest woman ever elected to Congress – to lead a House hearing on “millennials and the GOP.” It’s no wonder this is being crafted as a key effort gearing up to the 2016 presidential election. A survey conducted this month by Toluna Quicksurveys showed…

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Rasmussen Poll: Marco Rubio leads Charlie Crist 57%-28%

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Support for Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s U.S. Senate bid has fallen this month to its lowest level yet. Just 28% of the state’s likely Republican voters support his candidacy now, down six points from March. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the Sunshine State shows former state House Speaker Marco Rubio edging up a point from last month to 57%, his highest level of support to date. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate…

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New Gallup poll labels Florida ‘leaning Democratic’– tell that to Republican Governor and Republican Legislature

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According to a new Gallup survey of each states’ residents’ stated political affiliations, Florida is among 10 states considered to be Democratic leaning, in which the state’s Democratic supporters outnumber Republican supporters by at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 points. Florida is “Democratic leaning”??? Tell that to the Republican Governor and to the Republican US Senator, tell that to the Republican candidate for Governor who is leading the Democrat by 11 points, tell that to the two…

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