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67% of Floridians support moving to open primaries

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A majority of Floridians would support a shift to an open primary system. About two-thirds (67 percent) of self-identified registered voters believe Florida should move to an open primary system, according to a new USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey. The survey found 30 percent of respondents think the state should keep the current system. Florida has a closed primary system, which means only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote in their party’s primary. The closed primary system is often felt the…

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New survey shows the economy, jobs remain top concerns for Floridians

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The most important issue facing Florida in 2016? The economy. The 2016 USF-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey found the economy remains one of the most important issues facing Florida. The report, released Thursday, found two-thirds of Floridians feel financial stress in their own household. “The notion that the economy has not fully recovered is evident with the economy/jobs cited as the most important issue facing Florida and the lack of well-paying jobs as the greatest threat to the state’s economy,” said…

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