February 18, 2009 - Florida's Crist Has Pick Of Gov. Or Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Back Seminole Casino Plan

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Florida voters, by a 41 - 22 percent margin, prefer Charlie Crist run for re-election as Governor, rather than the U.S. Senate, but his 67 - 22 percent job approval rating and strong positive image makes him a heavy early favorite for either office, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

Crist, who has said he will make a decision about which office he will seek in 2010 after the state legislative session ends this May, remains popular across party lines, as even Democrats approve 66 - 22 percent of the job he is doing.

Without Gov. Crist in the Senate race, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, son of the former senator with the same name, is the leader for the GOP nomination. There is no clear front-runner among possible Democratic contenders, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds, but Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is surprisingly well-known and well-liked.

Florida voters support 59 - 36 percent additional legalized gambling to finance education and to avoid additional budget cuts, with support across the political spectrum.

By a larger 63 - 33 percent margin voters want the State legislature to approve a deal between Crist and the Seminole Indian tribe for Las Vegas style casinos that would reap money for the state treasury.

"Gov. Crist has effectively frozen both the Governor's race and the Senate race. All Republicans are standing back and waiting to see which office he will seek before deciding about their candidacies since no one in their right mind will want to take him on," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"On the Democratic side, those who jumped into the Senate race assuming Crist would seek a second term in Tallahassee are getting nervous," Brown added.

"If Crist runs for re-election, Connie Mack is way ahead of the rest of the field for the Republican Senate nomination. The Democratic field is much more muddled. What's surprising is that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is in the running. Much of her support comes from widespread name recognition in the Tampa Bay area, but she may also benefit from being the only woman potentially in the race. Interestingly, her 16 percent in the Democratic primary is almost exactly what Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink received in a Quinnipiac University poll January 21."

In the GOP primary matchup without Crist, Mack leads with 34 percent, three times the 11 percent for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. Former State House Speakers Marco Rubio and Allan Bense get 6 and 4 percent respectively.

When Crist is added to the field, he gets 53 percent, knocking Mack down to 13 percent and the others to 5 percent or less.

In a Democratic primary, Mayor Iorio and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek get 16 percent each, with 14 percent for U.S. Rep. Ron Klein and 5 percent for State Sen. Dan Gelber.

No Democrats have surfaced to run for governor, but by a 57 - 26 percent margin, including 54 - 32 percent among Democrats and 52 - 27 percent among crucial independent voters, Floridians say Crist deserves another term. Asked about a race between Crist and an unnamed Democrat, the Governor leads 48 - 25 percent.

Florida voters approve 60 - 37 percent the installation of "red light cameras" at intersections to charge drivers who run red lights, even if no police officer is present.

And by an overwhelming 78 - 19 percent margin, voters oppose a plan allowing the state's public colleges, community colleges and universities to raise tuition 15 percent.

From February 11 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,001 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. The survey includes 433 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percentage points and 367 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percentage points

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed - http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. Is your opinion of - Congressman Kendrick Meek favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            12%     4%    22%     8%     8%    15%     5%
Unfavorable           6      7      5      6      8      4      5
Hvn't hrd enough     80     87     72     83     80     80     87
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      3      1      3
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable             6%     6%     5%     9%    28%
Unfavorable           6      7      4      4      8
Hvn't hrd enough     86     86     88     87     61
REFUSED               2      1      3      -      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Congressman Kendrick Meek favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18
                     2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            12      14      14
Unfavorable           6       6       8
Hvn't hrd enough     80      79      76
REFUSED               2       1       2
 
 
2. Is your opinion of - Congressman Ron Klein favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            12%     4%    20%    11%    12%    12%     6%
Unfavorable           5      6      3      6      6      4      7
Hvn't hrd enough     82     90     76     82     81     83     87
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable             4%     5%     6%     2%    33%
Unfavorable           4      5      3      2      8
Hvn't hrd enough     91     89     90     96     59
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Congressman Ron Klein favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            12      11
Unfavorable           5       6
Hvn't hrd enough     82      82
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
3. Is your opinion of - State Senator Dan Gelber favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable             4%     4%     5%     4%     4%     4%     2%
Unfavorable           4      4      3      4      4      3      6
Hvn't hrd enough     91     92     92     89     89     92     88
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      2      -      3
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable             2%     3%     2%     1%     9%
Unfavorable           6      4      3      3      4
Hvn't hrd enough     91     92     93     96     86
REFUSED               1      1      2      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - State Senator Dan Gelber favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*Senator-elect)
                     Feb 18  Nov 18
                     2009    2008*
 
Favorable             4       8
Unfavorable           4       3
Hvn't hrd enough     91      87
REFUSED               1       2
 
 
4. Is your opinion of - Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            17%    17%    15%    18%    17%    16%    23%
Unfavorable           5      8      3      5      7      4     10
Hvn't hrd enough     76     74     80     75     73     79     65
REFUSED               1      2      1      1      2      1      2
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable             7%    58%     8%    13%     2%
Unfavorable           4     12      5      2      3
Hvn't hrd enough     88     30     87     83     92
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      3
 
 
5. Is your opinion of - former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            12%    17%    10%    10%    14%    11%    12%
Unfavorable          18     10     23     20     22     14     11
Hvn't hrd enough     69     72     66     69     64     74     76
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      -      -
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable            11%    14%    10%     9%    16%
Unfavorable          10     24     15     16     22
Hvn't hrd enough     78     61     74     73     62
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            12      13
Unfavorable          18      17
Hvn't hrd enough     69      69
REFUSED               1       -
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Congressman Vern Buchanan, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            17%    22%    13%    18%    18%    17%    28%
Unfavorable          10      5     12     12     11      9      7
Hvn't hrd enough     72     73     74     68     70     74     65
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      -      -
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable            13%    43%    10%    20%     6%
Unfavorable           2     25      4     17      8
Hvn't hrd enough     84     30     85     63     86
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Congressman Vern Buchanan, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            17      18
Unfavorable          10       9
Hvn't hrd enough     72      72
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - former State House Speaker Allan Bense favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable             8%     9%     5%     9%     8%     8%     8%
Unfavorable           9      6      8     14     14      5      6
Hvn't hrd enough     82     84     86     77     78     86     86
REFUSED               1      1      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable            15%     9%     3%     5%     7%
Unfavorable           9     12      9      7      8
Hvn't hrd enough     75     78     87     88     84
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of - Congressman Connie Mack IV, son of former United States Senator Connie Mack, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            34%    45%    30%    29%    36%    33%    40%
Unfavorable          13      7     16     16     15     12     11
Hvn't hrd enough     52     47     54     53     49     55     48
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      2
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable            37%    31%    32%    45%    34%
Unfavorable          11     16     10     26     11
Hvn't hrd enough     52     51     57     28     55
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Congressman Connie Mack IV, son of former United States Senator Connie Mack, favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21
                     2009    2009
 
Favorable            34      37
Unfavorable          13      12
Hvn't hrd enough     52      51
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
9. (If registered Democrat) If the 2010 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were - Pam Iorio, Dan Gelber, Ron Klein and Kendrick Meek, for whom would you vote?
                     Reg
                     Dems
 
Iorio                16%
Gelber                5
Klein                14
Meek                 16
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4
DK/NA                43
 
 
10. (If registered Republican) If the 2010 Republican primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were - Marco Rubio, Allan Bense, Vern Buchanan and Connie Mack IV, for whom would you vote?
                     Reg
                     Reps
 
Rubio                 6%
Bense                 4
Buchanan             11
Mack                 34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5
DK/NA                38
 
 
11. (If registered Republican) Suppose Governor Charlie Crist decides to run for United States Senator. If the 2010 Republican primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were - Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, Allan Bense, Vern Buchanan and Connie Mack IV, for whom would you vote?
                     Reg
                     Reps
 
Crist                53%
Rubio                 3
Bense                 2
Buchanan              5
Mack                 13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1
DK/NA                21
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              67%    71%    66%    63%    65%    69%    67%
Disapprove           22     21     22     24     23     20     21
DK/NA                11      9     12     14     12     11     12
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              61%    73%    58%    80%    71%
Disapprove           26     16     25     13     23
DK/NA                13     11     16      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling his job as Governor? (*also High 73% on 3/29/07)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18  Sep 8   Jun 3   Jul 19  Apr 10
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2007*   2008
 
Approve              67      65      68      61      61      73      59
Disapprove           22      24      18      25      23      11      25
DK/NA                11      11      13      14      16      16      15
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              37%    44%    32%    35%    35%    38%    36%
Disapprove           42     35     48     45     45     39     40
DK/NA                21     21     20     21     19     23     24
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              46%    34%    31%    35%    37%
Disapprove           38     42     47     36     42
DK/NA                16     23     22     29     21
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18  Sep 8   Jun 3   Sep 23  Apr 10
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2004    2008
 
Approve              37      40      46      40      38      51      32
Disapprove           42      42      35      41      46      34      48
DK/NA                21      18      19      19      17      15      20
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill McCollum is handling his job as Florida Attorney General?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              48%    62%    38%    44%    49%    47%    59%
Disapprove           17      9     22     21     20     15     10
DK/NA                35     29     40     35     32     38     31
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              52%    50%    52%    38%    42%
Disapprove           18     19     16     12     20
DK/NA                30     31     32     50     39
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill McCollum is handling his job as Florida Attorney General?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18  Jun 3   Oct 24
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2007
 
Approve              48      51      51      52      44
Disapprove           17      16      17      20      17
DK/NA                35      33      32      28      39
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Alex Sink is handling her job as Florida's chief financial officer?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              32%    30%    39%    26%    32%    31%    33%
Disapprove           22     22     20     25     23     22     26
DK/NA                46     47     41     49     45     47     41
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              35%    39%    27%    34%    28%
Disapprove           24     24     24     17     19
DK/NA                41     37     49     49     53
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Alex Sink is handling her job as Florida's chief financial officer?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18  Jun 3   Oct 24
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2007
 
Approve              32      39      35      33      38
Disapprove           22      18      21      25      15
DK/NA                46      42      44      42      47
 
 
20. Is your opinion of - Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Favorable            68%    76%    65%    63%    67%    69%    70%
Unfavorable          21     16     23     23     22     20     20
Hvn't hrd enough      9      6      9     10      9      8      5
REFUSED               3      2      3      3      2      3      5
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Favorable            64%    75%    59%    82%    70%
Unfavorable          24     14     25     15     21
Hvn't hrd enough     11      8     11      1      7
REFUSED               1      3      5      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18
                     2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            68      67      65
Unfavorable          21      21      22
Hvn't hrd enough      9      10      10
REFUSED               3       2       2
 
 
21. Looking ahead to the 2010 election for Governor, do you feel that Charlie Crist deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Yes/deserves         57%    67%    54%    52%    55%    59%    60%
No/Does not          26     19     32     27     29     24     22
DK/NA                17     14     13     21     16     17     19
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Yes/deserves         54%    63%    49%    74%    57%
No/Does not          28     21     30     17     28
DK/NA                18     16     21      9     14
 
TREND: Looking ahead to the 2010 election for Governor, do you feel that Charlie Crist deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18
                     2009    2009    2008
 
Yes/Deserves         57      56      58
No/Does NOT          26      26      27
DK/NA                17      19      15
 
 
22. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today, do you think you would vote for Charlie Crist the Republican candidate or for the Democratic candidate?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Crist                48%    78%    22%    46%    51%    46%    66%
Democrat             25      7     50     17     21     28     15
DK/NA                27     15     27     37     28     26     18
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Crist                50%    53%    47%    65%    39%
Democrat             19     22     29     16     30
DK/NA                31     26     24     19     31
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today, do you think you would vote for Charlie Crist the Republican candidate or for the Democratic candidate?
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 18
                     2009    2009    2008
 
Crist                48      47      50
Democrat             25      27      28
DK/NA                27      27      23
 
 
23. If Charlie Crist runs for political office in 2010, would you prefer that he run for reelection as governor or for United States Senator?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Governor             41%    42%    40%    41%    41%    41%    41%
Senator              22     24     22     19     20     23     26
NEITHER (VOL)        19     15     23     20     22     17     17
DK/NA                19     18     15     20     17     20     16
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Governor             40%    46%    38%    48%    37%
Senator              21     15     25     20     24
NEITHER(VOL)         23     17     22     10     19
DK/NA                15     22     15     22     20
 
 
24. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Very satisfied        3%     5%     2%     1%     2%     3%     4%
Smwht satisfied      40     46     33     41     40     41     45
Smwht dissatisfied   33     35     35     32     33     34     32
Very dissatisfied    22     12     29     25     23     21     16
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      2      2
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Very satisfied        2%     3%     3%     4%     2%
Smwht satisfied      45     43     39     44     34
Smwht dissatisfied   33     28     37     33     35
Very dissatisfied    19     21     20     20     28
DK/NA                 1      4      1      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Florida today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*combined High also 63% on 9/23/04)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 18  Jan 21  Nov 19  Sep 8   Jun 3   Feb 24  Apr 10
                     2009    2009    2008    2008    2008    2005*   2008
 
Very satisfied        3       4       7       7       4      15       5
Smwht satisfied      40      42      40      39      35      48      32
Smwht dissatisfied   33      34      33      29      34      22      34
Very dissatisfied    22      20      20       2      24      15      28
DK/NA                 2       1       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling the economy?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Approve              52%    60%    47%    50%    53%    51%    59%
Disapprove           31     27     33     35     31     32     27
DK/NA                16     13     19     16     16     17     14
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Approve              52%    55%    46%    66%    52%
Disapprove           30     30     37     24     31
DK/NA                18     15     16      9     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling the economy?
                     Feb 18  Nov 19
                     2009    2008
 
Approve              52      46
Disapprove           31      33
DK/NA                16      21
 
 
37. Governor Crist has proposed increasing legalized gambling in Florida to help finance public education and avoid additional budget cuts? In general do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Good idea            59%    62%    54%    64%    67%    52%    47%
Bad idea             36     35     42     31     31     41     50
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      2      7      3
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Good idea            54%    59%    60%    63%    62%
Bad idea             39     38     34     35     36
DK/NA                 7      3      6      3      2
 
TREND: Governor Crist has proposed increasing legalized gambling in Florida to help finance public education and avoid additional budget cuts? In general do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Feb 18  Apr 10
                     2009    2008
 
Good idea            59      55
Bad idea             36      40
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
38. Governor Crist has negotiated a deal with the Seminole Indian tribes to allow them to operate Las Vegas style slot machines and card games like blackjack in casinos around Florida. Supporters project that the state will receive almost 300 million dollars initially and could receive 100 million dollars a year in the future. The plan requires legislative approval. Do you think this plan for Las Vegas style casino games should be approved by the legislature or not?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Yes                  63%    64%    58%    67%    70%    57%    52%
No                   33     32     37     28     27     38     45
DK/NA                 4      4      5      5      4      5      2
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Yes                  60%    64%    62%    60%    66%
No                   35     32     32     36     31
DK/NA                 5      3      6      4      3
 
 
39. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow localities to install cameras at intersections to take pictures of cars that run red lights. This would allow officials to charge drivers even if no police officer were present. Do you support or oppose such a law?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Support              60%    61%    67%    50%    51%    69%    54%
Oppose               37     37     30     47     46     29     43
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      3      3      3
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Support              43%    62%    63%    67%    68%
Oppose               52     38     34     31     30
DK/NA                 5      -      3      2      2
 
 
40. State officials have given Florida's public colleges, universities and community colleges permission to raise their tuition up to 15 percent a year. Do you think these educational institutions should raise their tuition 15 percent or not?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl
 
Yes                  19%    22%    18%    17%    21%    17%    17%
No                   78     75     78     80     77     78     81
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      2      5      2
 
                     North/
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Yes                  18%    17%    20%    19%    20%
No                   79     80     77     76     75
DK/NA                 3      3      2      5      5