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College graduates’ families, friends pump up Airbnb bookings

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Lodging alternative marketing service Airbnb released figures Thursday that shows families and friends of college graduates piled into vacation rental homes from Pensacola to Miami Guests booking rooms in Airbnb-marketed vacation rental homes more than doubled in Gainesville and Tallahassee during the University of Florida and Florida A&M University commencement weeks in April. Tallahassee also saw a significant spike the following week for the Florida State University Commencement, while Pensacola, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach also saw large increases in Airbnb…

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Poll: Floridians back transgender bathrooms, oppose ‘travel ban’ from Muslim countries

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A poll released Monday by the University of North Florida shows that more Florida voters favor transgender bathroom rights than President Donald Trump‘s controversial “travel ban” from seven majority-Muslim countries. The UNF poll shows that 62 percent of registered Florida voters would have no issue using the same bathroom as a transgender person; 47 percent of those surveyed strongly disagreed with the idea of being uncomfortable using the same bathroom as a transgender person. Of those surveyed, 79 percent don’t think transgender…

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Bill Nelson holds early lead over Rick Scott (44%-38%) in U.S. Senate race

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A poll released Monday from the University of North Florida shows Sen. Bill Nelson ahead of Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical match-up for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat. Meanwhile, the favorability ratings of both Sen. Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump are both underwater. Nelson is up by six points (44 percent to 38 percent) over Scott, with 12 percent undecided. Nelson’s personal favorability is +14 (42 percent approval, against 28 percent disapproval). Scott’s is + 6, with 46 percent of those surveyed approve of Scott, and 40 percent…

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Poll: Corrine Brown, Al Lawson in CD 5 dead heat

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A poll released Thursday morning by the Public Opinion Research Lab of the University of North Florida shows that Corrine Brown and Al Lawson are running neck and neck in Congressional District 5. The poll of 400 likely Democratic voters shows Brown leading Lawson 30 percent to 27 percent, well within the 4.9 percent margin of error. An X Factor: L.J. Holloway, who polls at 4 percent. A full 40 percent of voters are unsure. The poll separates Duval County Democrats from those…

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Joe Negron kicking off State University System listening tour

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Senate President-Designate Joe Negron is heading back to college. Negron kicks off a four-day listening tour of Florida’s State University System on Monday. The Stuart Republican is expected to visit all 12 of the state universities during the listening tour. “Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to discuss with fellow senators my goal of making Florida’s good universities great,” he said in a statement earlier this month announcing the trip. “My colleagues share this coal. We…

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Perception of college athletes undergoing change for the better

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A perception exists that college athletes, student-athletes as they are called, are in college for few reasons other than to use their scholarship as a stepping stone to a professional sports career. In some cases that may be true. Men’s basketball and football players seem to represent this point of view. A few select players are the exception, not the rule. The overwhelming majority of college athletes earn a degree within 4-6 years. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has…

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The Salt Shaker Test return to evaluate a pair of UNF polls

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The saltshaker is back. Due mostly to a hectic schedule, we put the Florida Politics saltshaker on a brief hiatus. But, as polling season heats up (Did it ever really cool down?) and actual voting isn’t that far off, it’s now time to break it out of the cupboard and take a look at the two most recent Florida polls. The University of North Florida recently released its findings from two statewide polls, one of Republicans and one of Democrats,…

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