November 21, 2013 - Florida's Scott Starts Reelection Year 7 Points Down, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Divided On Marijuana For Fun, But Back Med Use 5-1
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican, enters his reelection year trailing former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned independent-turned Democrat, 47 - 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 47 - 37 percent Crist lead in a June 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, and a 50 - 34 percent Crist lead in March.

Gov. Scott gets a negative 42 - 47 percent job approval rating, compared to a 43 - 44 percent score June 18, Scott's best score ever. Voters approve 53 - 36 percent of the job Crist did as governor.

Scott tops Democrat Nan Rich 43 - 35 percent. In a Democratic primary, Crist tops Rich 60 - 12 percent.

Scott does not deserve to be reelected, voters say 53 - 37 percent. Saying no to four more years are Democrats, 83 - 9 percent, and independent voters, 56 - 36 percent. Republicans say yes 70 - 20 percent. Women say no, 57 - 32 percent, and men agree, 49 - 43 percent.

In the matchup with Crist, Scott takes Republicans 80 - 11 percent while Crist takes Democrats 86 - 4 percent. Independent voters go 44 percent for Crist and 41 percent for Scott.

"Former Gov. Charlie Crist remains ahead in the race to be the state's next governor, but his lead over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott has narrowed since March," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But Crist still does better among Democrats than Scott does among Republicans and holds his own among independents. The winner will be the one who does best among his own partisans and carries independents."

Florida voters are divided 46 - 46 percent on whether Crist's party shifts are positive or negative.

These same voters say 49 - 38 percent that Scott is not honest and trustworthy.

Voters disapprove 46 - 36 percent of the way Scott is handling the state budget, but they are divided 43 - 44 percent on whether the budget is fair to them.

"Voters currently think Crist was a good governor and are evenly split on whether they see his party switching as evidence he is a pragmatist or lacks core beliefs," Brown said. "To catch Crist, Scott is going to have to convince Florida voters that Crist was a bad governor and a political opportunist.

"And he is planning on spending tens of millions of dollars on television adds to make that argument. This will be an intensely negative campaign on both sides. The survivor will be the candidate voters dislike least on Election Day."

Marijuana Use

Florida voters support 82 - 16 percent allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical use if it is prescribed by a doctor. Support is overwhelming among every group surveyed, ranging from 70 - 26 percent among Republicans to 90 - 10 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old.

Voters are divided 48 - 46 percent on allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. There is a gender gap as men support so-called "recreational use" 52 - 44 percent, while women are opposed by a small 49 - 44 percent margin.

"If the folks who want to legalize medical marijuana in Florida can get their proposal on the ballot, they are overwhelmingly favored to prevail next November," Brown said.

Florida voters continue to support the "Stand Your Ground" law 60 - 34 percent. Support is 66 - 29 percent among white voters and 56 - 36 percent among Hispanic voters, with black voters opposed 56 - 35 percent.

From November 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,646 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. The survey includes 544 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 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, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

2. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were Charlie Crist and Nan Rich, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Crist                60%    65%    58%
Rich                 12      9     14
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      6      5
DK/NA                20     17     22
 
4. 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                47%    11%    86%    44%    43%    50%    39%    83%    51%
Scott                40     80      4     41     46     34     48      3     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      3      2      1      2      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      3      4      3      4      4      5      4
DK/NA                 8      5      7      9      5     10      8      8      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                49%    46%    50%    51%    40%    54%    47%    50%    41%
Scott                39     40     33     39     51     27     39     39     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      2      1      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      4      3      3      6      3      3      3
DK/NA                 7      8     10      5      4     11      9      6      8
 
TREND: 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?
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Crist                47      47      50
Scott                40      37      34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       2       3
DK/NA                 8      12      12
 
 
5. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Nan Rich the Democrat, and Rick Scott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Rich                 35%     4%    75%    28%    29%    40%    27%    68%    41%
Scott                43     84      7     44     50     36     50     11     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      -      2      6      4      2      3      3      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      3      4      6      4      5      4      5      6
DK/NA                14      9     12     18     12     16     15     12     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Rich                 40%    33%    37%    38%    32%    45%    32%    38%    32%
Scott                40     44     37     46     50     27     45     44     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      3      4      3      3      3      4      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      5      5      4      4      6      5      4      3
DK/NA                12     15     17     10     12     19     15     11     16
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Nan Rich the Democrat and Rick Scott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Nov 21  Jun 18
                     2013    2013
 
Rich                 35      36
Scott                43      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5       2
DK/NA                14      18
 
 
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            39%    74%     8%    39%    46%    32%    44%    15%    38%
Unfavorable          42     15     69     44     39     45     41     54     39
Hvn't hrd enough     16     10     22     14     12     20     14     27     20
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      3      2      2      4      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            40%    39%    33%    39%    50%    25%    39%    40%    44%
Unfavorable          52     38     41     47     43     42     44     47     37
Hvn't hrd enough      6     21     23     12      6     29     16     12     17
REFUSED               2      3      3      2      1      3      2      2      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (* Low also 28% Aug 2010)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Feb 02  Jun 18  Feb 02
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2011    2013    2011*
 
Favorable            39      40      33      31      28      40      28
Unfavorable          42      42      46      43      24      42      24
Hvn't hrd enough     16      16      18      24      45      16      45
REFUSED               2       3       3       2       3       3       3
 
 
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            41%    17%    69%    38%    38%    43%    37%    60%    39%
Unfavorable          39     69     11     41     46     34     47     11     31
Hvn't hrd enough     18     11     19     19     14     21     14     27     28
REFUSED               2      3      1      2      3      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            44%    39%    40%    47%    38%    37%    38%    47%    41%
Unfavorable          45     37     32     40     51     25     41     39     43
Hvn't hrd enough      9     22     26     12     10     38     19     12     14
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      -      3      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Aug 19  Feb 19  Nov 21  
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2010    2009    2013    
                                                                             
Favorable            41      48      49      47      53      68      41      
Unfavorable          39      31      30      33      33      21      39      
Hvn't hrd enough     18      18      20      19      10       9      18      
REFUSED               2       3       2       2       4       3       2      
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Nan Rich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             8%     4%    16%     4%     9%     7%     6%    12%    14%
Unfavorable           5      7      1      7      8      3      6      -      8
Hvn't hrd enough     86     87     83     88     83     89     88     86     78
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            11%     7%    10%     8%     6%    12%     7%     9%     7%
Unfavorable           6      5      5      4      9      5      6      4      5
Hvn't hrd enough     83     87     84     87     84     83     86     86     87
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Nan Rich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Dec 19
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Favorable             8       7       6
Unfavorable           5       6       4
Hvn't hrd enough     86      84      90
REFUSED               1       2       1
 
 
23. 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              42%    71%    13%    44%    49%    35%    46%    20%    39%
Disapprove           47     18     76     47     43     50     43     64     48
DK/NA                12     10     11      9      8     14     10     16     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              40%    43%    37%    42%    51%    28%    41%    44%    47%
Disapprove           53     44     49     51     42     53     48     48     42
DK/NA                 8     13     14      7      7     19     11      8     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 27  Jun 18  May 25
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              42      43      36      36      35      43      29
Disapprove           47      44      49      45      48      44      57
DK/NA                12      13      15      19      17      13      14
 
 
24. 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              31%    52%    14%    29%    38%    24%    33%    18%    30%
Disapprove           51     27     70     55     48     53     48     64     55
DK/NA                19     21     16     16     15     22     19     18     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              30%    31%    28%    34%    35%    33%    30%    30%    31%
Disapprove           56     48     51     54     51     48     53     55     46
DK/NA                14     21     21     12     15     18     18     15     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  Sep 23  Mar 20
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2004    2013
 
Approve              31      32      25      35      31      51      25
Disapprove           51      49      52      44      50      34      52
DK/NA                19      19      23      20      19      15      23
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist handled his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              53%    40%    67%    55%    51%    55%    50%    62%    59%
Disapprove           36     52     22     35     39     33     40     20     30
DK/NA                11      8     12     10      9     13     10     18     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    52%    54%    58%    49%    50%    53%    56%    52%
Disapprove           37     35     32     34     42     32     35     37     36
DK/NA                 8     13     14      8      8     18     11      7     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist handled his job as Governor? (*High approve also 73% Mar 2007, **2010 and earlier "the way Charlie Crist is handling...")
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Apr 15  Jul 19  Apr 15
                     2013    2010**  2010    2010    2010    2007*   2010
 
Approve              53      56      53      57      49      73      49
Disapprove           36      35      37      35      39      11      39
DK/NA                11      10      10       8      12      16      12
 
 
29. 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        5%    13%     1%     4%     6%     5%     6%     -      6%
Smwht satisfied      43     61     30     39     48     38     44     48     35
Smwht dissatisfied   29     17     39     30     24     33     29     24     32
Very dissatisfied    22      9     28     26     20     23     20     25     27
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        6%     5%     5%     4%     9%     2%     4%     5%     8%
Smwht satisfied      41     44     40     47     44     39     43     44     46
Smwht dissatisfied   29     29     30     30     26     34     30     28     26
Very dissatisfied    24     21     25     19     21     23     23     23     18
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      -      2      -      -      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
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  Feb 24  Sep 22
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2005*   2011
 
Very satisfied        5       5       4       6       5      15       4
Smwht satisfied      43      48      46      43      36      48      31
Smwht dissatisfied   29      28      31      33      34      22      29
Very dissatisfied    22      17      16      17      25      15      34
DK/NA                 1       1       2       2       1       1       2
 
 
30. 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         37%    70%     9%    36%    43%    32%    42%    15%    35%
No/Does not          53     20     83     56     49     57     49     76     58
DK/NA                10      9      7      8      8     11     10      9      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         34%    39%    33%    38%    43%    20%    36%    38%    46%
No/Does not          59     50     56     56     52     64     56     54     46
DK/NA                 7     11     11      6      5     16      8      8      8
 
TREND: Do you feel that Rick Scott deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19
                     2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         37      35      32      30
No/Does not          53      50      55      52
DK/NA                10      15      13      18
 
 
31. Would you say that - Charlie Crist is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  40%    23%    60%    40%    39%    40%    36%    53%    46%
No                   42     64     19     45     48     36     47     18     42
DK/NA                18     13     21     15     12     24     17     29     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  43%    38%    41%    43%    37%    32%    37%    43%    45%
No                   47     40     35     44     55     40     45     43     38
DK/NA                10     22     24     13      9     28     18     14     17
 
 
33. Would you say that - Rick Scott is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  38%    66%    16%    37%    45%    33%    42%    20%    34%
No                   49     23     71     53     48     50     46     62     53
DK/NA                13     11     13     11      8     18     12     17     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  37%    39%    35%    40%    41%    24%    36%    41%    46%
No                   56     46     49     52     52     61     50     51     40
DK/NA                 7     15     15      8      7     15     14      8     14
 
 
34. 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       46%    13%    76%    49%    42%    50%    40%    67%    59%
Negative thing       46     81     16     44     51     42     54     18     37
DK/NA                 8      6      8      6      7      8      6     15      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Positive thing       50%    44%    50%    47%    42%    61%    46%    45%    41%
Negative thing       45     47     40     48     55     28     47     50     51
DK/NA                 4      9     10      4      4     11      7      5      7
 
TREND: 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?
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Positive thing       46      47      50
Negative thing       46      44      40
DK/NA                 8       9      10
 
 
38. 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              36%    66%    11%    34%    44%    28%    42%    15%    27%
Disapprove           46     18     72     49     43     49     41     64     55
DK/NA                18     16     17     16     13     22     17     21     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              37%    36%    29%    42%    43%    14%    37%    39%    42%
Disapprove           53     43     50     45     47     61     47     47     39
DK/NA                10     21     21     13     10     24     15     14     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  Jun 20  May 25
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              36      35      34      32      38      38      30
Disapprove           46      48      50      47      48      48      59
DK/NA                18      17      15      20      14      14      11
 
 
39. Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Fair                 43%    64%    25%    45%    52%    36%    50%    18%    36%
Unfair               44     23     65     40     36     51     36     69     56
DK/NA                13     13     10     15     13     13     14     13      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Fair                 49%    41%    36%    46%    56%    34%    41%    47%    50%
Unfair               40     45     52     41     35     53     48     44     33
DK/NA                11     14     12     13      9     14     11      9     17
 
TREND: Do you think the state budget is fair or unfair to people like you? (*new state budget, **High also 45% Dec 2012)
                                                             FAIR..........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 20  Jun 18  May 25
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013**  2011*
 
Fair                 43      45      40      45      40      45      29
Unfair               44      42      43      39      48      42      54
DK/NA                13      13      18      16      13      13      16
 
 
43. Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Florida to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              48%    30%    55%    57%    52%    44%    49%    44%    49%
Oppose               46     64     39     37     44     49     45     51     48
DK/NA                 6      5      6      6      4      8      6      5      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              51%    47%    45%    53%    54%    65%    50%    53%    32%
Oppose               45     47     49     42     41     29     45     42     60
DK/NA                 4      6      6      4      5      6      5      5      8
 
 
44. Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Florida to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              82%    70%    87%    88%    83%    80%    83%    80%    78%
Oppose               16     26     11     11     15     16     14     17     20
DK/NA                 3      4      2      1      2      3      3      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              83%    81%    81%    83%    83%    90%    79%    83%    79%
Oppose               15     16     16     15     15     10     18     15     17
DK/NA                 2      3      3      1      2      -      3      3      4
 
 
45. 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              60%    83%    36%    63%    67%    54%    66%    35%    56%
Oppose               34     11     58     33     30     38     29     56     36
DK/NA                 6      6      6      4      4      8      5      8      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              55%    63%    55%    61%    68%    57%    68%    60%    54%
Oppose               42     30     36     37     31     35     30     37     37
DK/NA                 3      7      9      3      1      8      3      4      9
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Support              53%    61%    75%    75%    48%
Oppose               41     34     20     21     45
DK/NA                 6      6      5      4      8
 
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?
                     Nov 21  Jun 19  Mar 20  Jun 20  May 24
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Support              60      57      56      56      56
Oppose               34      36      36      37      35
DK/NA                 6       6       8       8       8
 
 

Demographic Summary