March 20, 2013 - Crist, Sink Top Scott In Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Back Stand Your Ground

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, tops Florida Gov. Rick Scott 50 - 34 percent among registered voters if the 2014 election were today, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Gov. Scott leads State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam 47 - 24 percent in a GOP primary.

Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost to Scott in 2010, leads him 45 - 34 percent today.

Florida voters say 50 - 40 percent that Crist's switch from Republican to independent and now to Democrat is a positive thing that shows he is a pragmatist, rather than a negative thing that shows he lacks core beliefs.

Scott's potential vulnerability is evidenced by the fact that only 32 percent of voters say he deserves a second term in office, including just 28 percent of independent voters. His job approval rating is a negative 36 - 49 percent, compared to his negative 36 - 45 percent disapproval in a December 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

"There isn't much good news in these numbers for Gov. Rick Scott, but there is some," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "His large lead over Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam in a hypothetical Republican primary gives him some solace that he does not have to worry about an intraparty challenge. Scott's support among Republicans appears pretty solid, although he has a lot of fences to mend with independent voters and he has virtually no crossover appeal to Democrats.

"The fact that voters think it's an asset that former Gov. Charlie Crist moved from conservative Republican to a Democrat with very different political views will be a key metric to watch between now and the 2014 voting."

"These numbers indicate Republicans will have a tough job turning around Crist's lead over Scott by reminding voters of Crist's evolution," said Brown.

In a Crist-Scott matchup, the incumbent carries Republicans 76 - 16 percent, but loses Democrats 81 - 7 percent and loses the crucial independent vote 49 - 29 percent.

"If Scott is to have any chance for a second term he needs to win a greater share of Republicans than he loses among Democrats and move into parity among independents," said Brown. "There is little gender gap: 49 percent of men and 51 percent of women back Crist."

In other potential gubernatorial matchups, Sink leads Putnam 37 - 29 percent and Crist tops Putnam 49 - 30 percent.

Florida voters remain strongly behind the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, 56 - 36 percent, virtually unchanged from last June's 56 - 37 percent support. Support is 62 - 32 percent among men, 51 - 40 percent among women, 78 - 15 percent among Republicans and 62 - 30 percent among independent voters. Democrats are opposed 58 - 36 percent. White voters support "Stand Your Ground" 62 - 31 percent with black voters opposed 62 - 26 percent. Hispanic voters are divided with 47 percent in favor and 42 percent opposed.

When it comes to popular appeal, voters view Scott unfavorably 46 - 33 percent, while Crist gets a 49 - 30 percent positive favorability. Sink gets a 29 - 12 percent favorability while 58 percent don't know enough about her to form an opinion, with 80 percent who don't know enough about Putnam.

Scott's proposal that every public school teacher in Florida receive a $2,500 pay raise gets 74 - 21 percent support. And, by 50 - 40 percent, voters back his decision to expand Medicaid coverage to new recipients.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wins a 49 - 28 percent job approval, with 48 - 33 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio. Voters disapprove 52 - 25 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing.

From March 13 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. The survey includes 353 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 5.2 percent. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information or RSS feed, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Adam Putnam and Rick Scott for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Putnam               24%    29%    19%
Scott                47     44     49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      5
DK/NA                23     23     23
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Charlie Crist the Democrat and Rick Scott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                50%    16%    81%    49%    49%    51%    44%    83%    53%
Scott                34     76      7     29     39     29     41      4     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      2      4      3      3      3      4
DK/NA                12      5      9     18      8     15     11     10     16
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Crist                45%    47%    44%    44%    67%
Scott                41     35     41     36     19
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      4      -      2
DK/NA                 9     11     11     19     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Crist                54%    49%    49%    57%    53%    45%    54%    50%
Scott                32     35     33     31     37     29     35     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      -      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      4      3      2      7      1      3
DK/NA                10     13     13      7      7     19      9     10
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Charlie Crist the Democrat and Adam Putnam the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                49%    14%    82%    47%    48%    50%    43%    79%    57%
Putnam               30     70      3     26     35     26     37      5     22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      1      1      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2      2      3      2      3      2      4
DK/NA                17     12     12     24     13     20     17     15     17
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Crist                45%    49%    42%    46%    61%
Putnam               33     36     35     31     18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      4      -      2
DK/NA                16     11     18     23     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Crist                48%    50%    52%    52%    50%    45%    49%    51%
Putnam               32     30     28     30     31     29     32     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      1      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      2      2      5      2      2
DK/NA                16     17     17     14     16     20     16     15
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Alex Sink the Democrat and Rick Scott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sink                 45%    14%    79%    38%    43%    47%    41%    69%    44%
Scott                34     73      8     31     39     30     39      8     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1      2      1      4      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      2      5      4      3      4      6      3
DK/NA                16     10     10     25     13     19     15     14     20
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Sink                 38%    46%    39%    35%    58%
Scott                40     35     40     38     21
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      1      6      1      3
DK/NA                16     16     14     26     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Sink                 49%    43%    42%    56%    48%    44%    46%    45%
Scott                32     35     35     32     33     33     34     35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      5      2      3      4      2      4
DK/NA                13     17     17     10     14     18     17     14
 
 
5. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Alex Sink the Democrat and Adam Putnam the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sink                 37%     8%    74%    22%    35%    38%    32%    67%    37%
Putnam               29     69      4     23     33     25     35      7     20
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1      2      2      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      2      5      5      2      4      2      4
DK/NA                29     18     19     47     25     32     27     22     38
 
                     North/
                     Panhd  Bay    Cntrl  SthW   SthE
 
Sink                 32%    36%    32%    34%    48%
Putnam               33     34     34     33     14
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      2      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      6      3      3
DK/NA                27     26     28     29     32
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Sink                 40%    36%    37%    43%    41%    28%    40%    41%
Putnam               30     29     29     26     30     31     29     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      2      4      1      1      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      5      2      2      4      2      4
DK/NA                25     30     28     25     26     36     26     24
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            33%    64%    13%    30%    37%    29%    36%    13%    33%
Unfavorable          46     20     69     46     45     47     46     59     37
Hvn't hrd enough     18     12     15     21     14     20     14     27     26
REFUSED               3      4      3      3      3      4      4      -      5
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Feb 02  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 09
                     2013    2012    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Favorable            33      31      28      28      29      31
Unfavorable          46      43      24      40      30      22
Hvn't hrd enough     18      24      45      30      38      46
REFUSED               3       2       3       2       2       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            49%    22%    75%    48%    46%    51%    45%    69%    49%
Unfavorable          30     60      6     30     32     28     35      7     20
Hvn't hrd enough     20     18     17     20     20     19     17     24     28
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      2      1      2      1      3
 
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Feb 19  Dec 19
                     2013    2012    2010    2010    2010    2009    2012
 
Favorable            49      47      53      49      52      68      47
Unfavorable          30      33      33      35      33      21      33
Hvn't hrd enough     20      19      10      13      11       9      19
REFUSED               2       2       4       3       3       3       2
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%    15%    47%    20%    30%    28%    29%    35%    28%
Unfavorable          12     23      4     11     14     10     15      6      3
Hvn't hrd enough     58     61     48     68     55     61     56     58     67
REFUSED               1      1      -      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Aug 19  Apr 19
                     2013    2012    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Favorable            29      27      30      25      28      30      22
Unfavorable          12      14      15      15      14      15      15
Hvn't hrd enough     58      57      53      58      56      53      61
REFUSED               1       2       2       2       2       2       2
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Adam Putnam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            13%    26%     7%     8%    16%    10%    14%     6%     8%
Unfavorable           7      1     13      6      8      6      5     14      6
Hvn't hrd enough     80     73     80     85     76     83     80     78     85
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Adam Putnam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Mar 21  Dec 19
                     2013    2012
 
Favorable            13      13
Unfavorable           7       6
Hvn't hrd enough     80      80
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    66%    18%    33%    40%    32%    40%    18%    35%
Disapprove           49     26     71     45     47     51     48     66     38
DK/NA                15      8     11     22     13     17     12     17     27
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              34%    37%    38%    32%    38%    32%    39%    36%
Disapprove           55     46     43     60     54     41     51     52
DK/NA                11     17     19      8      8     27     10     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 20  May 24  May 24  May 25
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              36      36      35      39      41      41      29
Disapprove           49      45      48      49      46      46      57
DK/NA                15      19      17      13      13      13      14
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    43%    15%    23%    29%    22%    27%    20%    23%
Disapprove           52     38     66     51     53     51     51     60     47
DK/NA                23     19     19     26     18     27     22     20     30
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 26  Sep 23  Mar 20
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2004    2013
 
Approve              25      35      31      31      31      51      25
Disapprove           52      44      50      48      49      34      52
DK/NA                23      20      19      21      20      15      23
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    87%    24%    45%    50%    47%    52%    24%    50%
Disapprove           33      9     56     28     32     33     32     50     27
DK/NA                19      4     20     26     18     20     16     27     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 23  Jan 26  May 23  Feb 03
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              48      52      51      54      48      54      42
Disapprove           33      30      31      27      33      27      20
DK/NA                19      18      18      19      20      19      37
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              49%    29%    72%    45%    48%    49%    44%    67%    55%
Disapprove           28     53      9     27     30     27     35     13     12
DK/NA                23     18     19     27     22     24     22     20     34
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United States Senator? (*Low also 42% Aug 2004)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 26  Feb 06  Aug 04
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2007    2011*
 
Approve              49      51      47      44      43      54      42
Disapprove           28      31      32      35      30      18      35
DK/NA                23      18      21      21      27      28      23
 
 
20. 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        4%     5%     5%     4%     4%     5%     3%     7%    10%
Smwht satisfied      46     58     41     43     49     44     48     43     45
Smwht dissatisfied   31     22     34     37     32     31     29     35     34
Very dissatisfied    16     13     19     14     14     18     17     13     11
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      1      3      3      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        4%     5%     5%     3%     4%     5%     3%     5%
Smwht satisfied      46     46     49     41     50     45     46     47
Smwht dissatisfied   35     30     27     36     33     39     30     30
Very dissatisfied    14     17     16     20     12      9     20     16
DK/NA                 1      3      3      -      2      3      1      2
 
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% Sep 2004)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 10  Feb 24  Sep 22
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2005*   2011
 
Very satisfied        4       6       5       4       4      15       4
Smwht satisfied      46      43      36      39      38      48      31
Smwht dissatisfied   31      33      34      30      32      22      29
Very dissatisfied    16      17      25      25      24      15      34
DK/NA                 2       2       1       2       2       1       2
 
 
21. Do you feel that Rick Scott deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         32%    62%    14%    28%    36%    29%    34%    15%    38%
No/Does not          55     28     77     54     54     56     54     73     43
DK/NA                13     10     10     17     10     16     12     12     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         29%    33%    35%    27%    33%    34%    35%    30%
No/Does not          59     53     51     63     58     49     54     58
DK/NA                12     14     14     10      9     17     11     12
 
TREND: Do you feel that Rick Scott deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Mar 20  Dec 19
                     2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         32      30
No/Does not          55      52
DK/NA                13      18
 
 
22. In the last three years, Charlie Crist has changed his party affiliation from Republican to Independent to Democrat. Some people say this is a positive thing because it shows he is a pragmatist who can change with the times and issues. Other people say it is a negative thing because it shows he has no core beliefs. Which comes closest to your view of Charlie Crist?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Positive thing       50%    16%    76%    51%    48%    52%    47%    65%    52%
Negative thing       40     80     13     36     40     39     45     15     35
DK/NA                10      4     10     14     12      8      8     20     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Positive thing       54%    49%    51%    55%    55%    58%    54%    45%
Negative thing       40     40     37     42     41     32     37     45
DK/NA                 6     12     12      4      4      9      9     10
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    62%    19%    28%    40%    29%    37%    21%    31%
Disapprove           50     25     70     52     50     51     49     67     42
DK/NA                15     12     11     20     10     20     14     12     27
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              37%    33%    35%    33%    39%    29%    37%    35%
Disapprove           53     49     47     57     52     50     52     51
DK/NA                10     18     18     11      9     21     11     15
 
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  May 24  Jan 10  Jun 20  May 25
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              34      32      38      37      36      38      30
Disapprove           50      47      48      48      51      48      59
DK/NA                15      20      14      14      13      14      11
 
 
24. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fair                 40%    60%    24%    42%    45%    35%    44%    18%    36%
Unfair               43     26     62     38     39     46     39     65     42
DK/NA                18     14     14     20     16     19     17     17     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Fair                 46%    37%    37%    40%    53%    42%    38%    40%
Unfair               38     44     44     48     35     37     48     42
DK/NA                16     18     19     12     12     22     14     18
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you? (*new state budget)
                     Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  Jan 10  Sep 21  Aug 05  May 25
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011*   2011*
 
Fair                 40      45      40      39      41      33      29
Unfair               43      39      48      48      48      51      54
DK/NA                18      16      13      14      11      16      16
 
 
25. Governor Scott has proposed giving every full-time public school teacher in Florida a $2500 pay raise. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            74%    63%    84%    75%    73%    76%    71%    80%    81%
Bad idea             21     33     12     21     23     20     24     18     13
DK/NA                 5      4      4      4      4      5      5      3      5
 
                     HAVE KIDS......
                     <18    InPubSch
 
Good idea            80%    82%
Bad idea             17     16
DK/NA                 3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Good idea            72%    76%    77%    78%    73%    80%    78%    70%
Bad idea             23     20     18     20     24     17     19     24
DK/NA                 5      4      5      2      3      2      2      7
 
 
26. Florida has a law that says a person is legally entitled to fight back with deadly force if they feel threatened, even if they could retreat instead. Do you support or oppose that law?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              56%    78%    36%    62%    62%    51%    62%    26%    47%
Oppose               36     15     58     30     32     40     31     62     42
DK/NA                 8      7      7      7      6      9      6     12     11
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Support              53%    51%    73%    71%    44%
Oppose               39     41     22     22     48
DK/NA                 8      9      5      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              49%    59%    61%    49%    48%    60%    61%    51%
Oppose               46     32     32     42     46     35     34     38
DK/NA                 5      9      6      9      6      5      4     11
 
TREND: Florida has a law that says a person is legally entitled to fight back with deadly force if they feel threatened, even if they could retreat instead. Do you support or oppose that law?
                     Mar 20  Jun 20  May 24
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Support              56      56      56
Oppose               36      37      35
DK/NA                 8       8       8
 
 
27. As you may know Medicaid is a government program that pays for health care for low-income people and others with certain disabilities. Do you think that increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage in Florida is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good idea            50%    26%    73%    46%    51%    49%    46%    75%    43%
Bad idea             40     64     20     42     40     39     45     16     39
DK/NA                11     10      7     12      9     12     10      9     19
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Good idea            45%    52%    57%    45%    44%    53%    47%    50%
Bad idea             46     37     35     44     44     37     44     37
DK/NA                 9     12      8     11     12     10      8     13
 
 

Demographic Summary