January 30, 2014 - Crist Tops Florida's Scott On Almost Every Measure, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters See Crist Better On Top Priority - Economy
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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat, leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott 46 - 38 percent in this year's governor's race and tops the incumbent on almost every measure, including handling the economy and jobs, listed by voters as the most important issues in the race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Scott started behind Crist 50 - 34 percent in a March 20 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and narrowed the gap to 47 - 40 percent in a November 21 survey.

Independent voters back Crist 48 - 32 percent. There is a small gender gap as women go Democratic 50 - 34 percent while men are divided with 43 percent for Crist and 42 percent for Scott. Republicans go 79 - 12 percent for Scott, while Democrats back Crist 81 - 6 percent.

Scott leads 46 - 39 percent among white voters, while Crist leads 76 - 10 percent among black voters and 52 - 26 percent among Hispanic voters.

Scott tops Nan Rich 41 - 37 percent.

The incumbent gets a negative 41 - 49 percent job approval rating, his lowest score in almost a year, and voters say 54 - 38 percent he does not deserve to be reelected.

Florida voters approve 53 - 36 percent of the job Crist did as governor.

"At least for now, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's comeback against his major Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, has stalled after considerably narrowing the Crist lead in 2013. And on several other measurements, Crist gets higher grades from the Florida electorate" said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The best number in this poll for Crist - and the biggest problem for Scott - is that a majority of Florida voters say the current governor does not deserve a second term in Tallahassee. Voters also give Crist a higher job approval for when he ran the state than any approval rating Scott has received in his three years on the job," Brown added.

"Almost a third of voters say the economy/jobs is the most important issue in the governor's race. Most voters are satisfied with the way things are going in the state and more are optimistic than pessimistic about the future, but at this point Gov. Scott isn't getting any credit for that good feeling."

For 29 percent of Florida voters, the economy/jobs is the most important issue in this year's governor's race, with 9 percent listing education, 8 percent listing health care and 3 percent listing taxes.

By a narrow 47 - 42 percent, voters say Crist would do a better job on the economy/jobs. The Democrat leads on other measures, including:
  • 49 - 36 percent that Crist would better protect the middle class;
  • 48 - 36 percent on handling health care;
  • 49 - 35 percent on education;
  • 44 - 36 percent that Crist is more honest and trustworthy.
Asked who is a strong leader, voters are split 43 - 43 percent. The Republican gets a negative 38 - 45 percent favorability rating, compared to Crist's positive 44 - 35 percent score. For Rich, 86 percent don't know enough to form an opinion.

Minimum Wage

By a 73 - 24 percent margin, including 53 - 44 percent among Republicans, Florida voters support raising the state's $7.93 minimum wage. Support is 79 - 18 percent among women and 66 - 31 percent among men, 74 - 22 percent among independent voters and 93 - 6 percent among Democrats, 68 - 29 percent among white voters, 91 - 9 percent among black voters and 81 - 15 percent among Hispanic voters. Raising the minimum wage will not lead businesses to cut jobs, voters say 51 - 43 percent.

From January 22 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,565 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 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.

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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                46%    12%    81%    48%    43%    50%    39%    76%    52%
Scott                38     79      6     32     42     34     46     10     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      2      2      3      3      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      3      3      4      3      2      5
DK/NA                10      6      9     15     10     11      9     10     16
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                78%    58%    17%    51%    46%    47%    40%    51%    52%    41%
Scott                 8     26     70     32     42     44     33     32     36     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      3      2      1      4      3      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      4      3      3      3      3      3      4      3
DK/NA                10     11      9     11      7      5     21     11      7      7
 
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?
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20
                     2014    2013    2013    2013
 
Crist                46      47      47      50
Scott                38      40      37      34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       4       2       3
DK/NA                10       8      12      12
 
 
3. 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                 37%     8%    71%    34%    34%    40%    30%    69%    44%
Scott                41     83      7     39     46     37     50     11     30
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      3      2      2      2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      3      5      5      4      4      4      6
DK/NA                15      6     16     20     13     17     13     14     19
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Rich                 68%    45%    13%    42%    35%    39%    40%    44%    41%    28%
Scott                 9     31     72     36     45     48     32     38     41     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      2      1      2      3      1      1      2      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      5      4      4      4      5      6      4      4      3
DK/NA                16     17     11     15     12      8     21     12     13     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?
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18
                     2014    2013    2013
 
Rich                 37      35      36
Scott                41      43      42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       5       2
DK/NA                15      14      18
 
 
4. 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            38%    73%    14%    34%    41%    36%    46%    18%    26%
Unfavorable          45     15     71     48     44     47     41     58     52
Hvn't hrd enough     14      9     15     14     12     15     11     22     21
REFUSED               3      3      1      4      3      2      3      1      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            11%    30%    64%    34%    41%    45%    35%    34%    36%    46%
Unfavorable          72     54     21     47     48     49     42     49     52     37
Hvn't hrd enough     16     13     12     18      8      4     22     15      9     13
REFUSED               1      3      3      2      3      2      1      2      3      4
 
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
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 18  Feb 02
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2011*
 
Favorable            38      39      40      33      31      40      28
Unfavorable          45      42      42      46      43      42      24
Hvn't hrd enough     14      16      16      18      24      16      45
REFUSED               3       2       3       3       2       3       3
 
 
5. 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            44%    17%    67%    44%    41%    46%    39%    58%    49%
Unfavorable          35     64     11     33     40     30     42     13     27
Hvn't hrd enough     19     17     19     19     16     21     16     27     23
REFUSED               3      2      3      4      3      3      4      2      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            63%    54%    20%    46%    46%    41%    35%    44%    51%    40%
Unfavorable          13     24     61     27     41     43     20     31     38     44
Hvn't hrd enough     21     19     17     24     11     14     44     21      9     13
REFUSED               2      3      2      3      2      2      1      4      2      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Feb 19  Nov 21
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009    2013
 
Favorable            44      41      48      49      47      68      41
Unfavorable          35      39      31      30      33      21      39
Hvn't hrd enough     19      18      18      20      19       9      18
REFUSED               3       2       3       2       2       3       2
 
 
6. 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             7%     3%    12%     6%     8%     6%     5%    15%    11%
Unfavorable           6     10      4      5      7      6      6      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     86     86     84     87     85     86     88     78     83
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Favorable            10%     9%     3%     8%     5%     7%    11%     7%     7%     6%
Unfavorable           2      3     12      6      3     11      7      5      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     87     86     84     86     91     82     81     88     86     87
REFUSED               1      1      -      -      1      1      1      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Nan Rich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Dec 19
                     2014    2013    2013    2012
 
Favorable             7       8       7       6
Unfavorable           6       5       6       4
Hvn't hrd enough     86      86      84      90
REFUSED               1       1       2       1
 
 
21. 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              41%    73%    14%    40%    47%    36%    48%    21%    33%
Disapprove           49     19     76     50     45     53     44     65     58
DK/NA                10      8     10     10      8     11      8     14     10
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              18%    33%    66%    38%    45%    46%    35%    41%    36%    49%
Disapprove           76     58     25     53     47     48     52     51     56     40
DK/NA                 6      9      9      9      8      7     13      8      8     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Jun 18  May 25
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              41      42      43      36      36      43      29
Disapprove           49      47      44      49      45      44      57
DK/NA                10      12      13      15      19      13      14
 
 
22. 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              34%    54%    22%    30%    38%    31%    38%    27%    28%
Disapprove           49     30     65     49     47     50     45     62     53
DK/NA                17     16     13     21     15     19     18     11     20
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              18%    29%    51%    30%    39%    37%    38%    36%    31%    35%
Disapprove           69     56     29     52     47     51     45     51     54     42
DK/NA                13     15     20     18     13     12     17     13     15     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Sep 23  Mar 20
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2004    2013
 
Approve              34      31      32      25      35      51      25
Disapprove           49      51      49      52      44      34      52
DK/NA                17      19      19      23      20      15      23
 
 
23. 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              52%    83%    27%    51%    56%    49%    57%    30%    56%
Disapprove           37     10     63     35     36     38     34     54     33
DK/NA                11      7     10     15      8     13      9     15     11
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              30%    44%    76%    51%    54%    52%    57%    47%    50%    58%
Disapprove           58     46     15     38     34     41     31     41     42     31
DK/NA                11     11      9     11     11      6     12     12      8     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 30  Nov 22  Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  May 23  Feb 03
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              52      48      51      48      52      54      42
Disapprove           37      39      35      33      30      27      20
DK/NA                11      13      14      19      18      19      37
 
 
24. 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              48%    32%    67%    48%    47%    49%    46%    53%    55%
Disapprove           30     48     15     28     36     25     36     18     18
DK/NA                21     20     18     25     16     26     18     29     27
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              63%    58%    30%    49%    46%    51%    49%    44%    52%    49%
Disapprove           14     23     48     27     36     33     18     31     32     34
DK/NA                23     19     22     24     19     15     33     25     16     17
 
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
                     Jan 30  Nov 22  Jun 19  Mar 20  Dec 19  Feb 06  Aug 04
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2007    2011*
 
Approve              48      43      51      49      51      54      42
Disapprove           30      37      29      28      31      18      35
DK/NA                21      21      20      23      18      28      23
 
 
26. 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%    64%    54%    53%    52%    51%    61%    53%
Disapprove           36     53     26     31     38     35     40     28     31
DK/NA                11      7     11     15      9     12     10     11     16
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              62%    61%    38%    56%    53%    51%    50%    56%    52%    51%
Disapprove           27     28     52     33     39     41     34     32     39     38
DK/NA                11     11     10     11      8      8     16     12      8     10
 
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
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Aug 19  Jul 30  Jun 9   Jul 19  Apr 15
                     2014    2013    2010**  2010    2010    2007*   2010
 
Approve              53      53      56      53      57      73      49
Disapprove           36      36      35      37      35      11      39
DK/NA                11      11      10      10       8      16      12
 
 
27. 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        6%    12%     1%     5%     7%     4%     6%     2%     6%
Smwht satisfied      48     61     37     47     53     43     48     49     47
Smwht dissatisfied   30     18     38     31     25     33     29     32     28
Very dissatisfied    16      8     23     16     13     18     15     16     18
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        2%     3%    11%     4%     5%    12%     4%     4%     5%     9%
Smwht satisfied      35     46     58     47     52     44     58     45     44     50
Smwht dissatisfied   37     34     21     30     27     29     30     32     29     26
Very dissatisfied    26     16      9     18     15     14      7     17     21     15
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1      -      2      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% Sep 2004)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19  Feb 24  Sep 22
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2005*   2011
 
Very satisfied        6       5       5       4       6      15       4
Smwht satisfied      48      43      48      46      43      48      31
Smwht dissatisfied   30      29      28      31      33      22      29
Very dissatisfied    16      22      17      16      17      15      34
DK/NA                 1       1       1       2       2       1       2
 
 
28. 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         38%    68%    13%    36%    42%    34%    43%    17%    32%
No/Does not          54     23     81     54     51     56     48     73     61
DK/NA                 9      9      6     10      7     10      8     11      7
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         12%    30%    63%    34%    41%    42%    32%    36%    36%    45%
No/Does not          79     64     29     58     53     52     59     56     58     45
DK/NA                 9      7      8      8      6      6      9      8      6     10
 
TREND: Do you feel that Rick Scott deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jan 30  Nov 21  Jun 18  Mar 20  Dec 19
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         38      37      35      32      30
No/Does not          54      53      50      55      52
DK/NA                 9      10      15      13      18
 
 
29. What is the most important issue to you in deciding how to vote for governor this year?
                            Tot
 
Economy (General)           14%
Jobs/Unemployment           15
Wages/Minimum Wage           1
Economy (Other)              1
 
Budget (General)             2
Government spending          1
 
Taxes (General)              3
 
Education (General)          9
Funding/Spending education   1
Education (Other)            1
 
Unions (General)             1
 
Crime/Safety                 1
Gun Issues/Policy/Control    1
 
Healthcare                   8
Abortion                     1
Social Issues/Soc Services   2
Elderly Issues               1
Immigration Issues           2
Gay marriage/Gay Issues      1
Marijuana                    2
Environment                  1
Military Issues/Benefits     1
 
Party/Political Philosophy   2
Cand cares about people      2
Cand experience              2
Cand honest/trustworthy      2
Other                       10
DK/NA                       12
 
 
30. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job - handling the economy and jobs, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                47%    16%    75%    46%    42%    50%    39%    72%    55%
Scott                42     75     13     40     48     36     50     12     32
DK/NA                12      8     12     14     10     13     11     15     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                73%    58%    20%    50%    44%    48%    45%    55%    49%    37%
Scott                14     31     71     37     48     47     40     37     39     50
DK/NA                13     11      8     13      9      5     15      8     12     13
 
 
31. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job - on protecting the middle class, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                49%    20%    77%    50%    46%    51%    43%    70%    57%
Scott                36     68     10     34     42     32     44     13     24
DK/NA                15     11     13     16     12     17     13     17     19
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                75%    62%    20%    52%    46%    51%    50%    54%    52%    40%
Scott                11     25     65     32     42     42     33     32     34     45
DK/NA                14     13     15     16     11      7     17     14     14     14
 
 
32. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job - handling health care, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                48%    16%    76%    51%    46%    50%    41%    73%    59%
Scott                36     71     11     31     43     30     44     13     24
DK/NA                16     13     14     18     11     20     16     14     17
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                74%    59%    21%    53%    47%    46%    51%    54%    50%    40%
Scott                11     26     63     30     41     46     28     37     34     42
DK/NA                14     14     16     17     13      7     22      9     16     19
 
 
33. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job - handling education, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                49%    20%    74%    53%    48%    51%    44%    70%    56%
Scott                35     65     12     30     39     31     42     12     28
DK/NA                16     14     14     17     13     18     15     18     16
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                75%    59%    25%    53%    49%    49%    51%    55%    53%    40%
Scott                12     26     60     31     37     42     29     31     33     44
DK/NA                13     15     16     16     14      9     19     14     14     17
 
 
34. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think is more honest and trustworthy, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                44%    15%    69%    46%    41%    47%    37%    67%    50%
Scott                36     69     12     32     40     33     44     11     29
DK/NA                20     16     19     22     19     20     19     23     22
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                72%    54%    18%    47%    42%    43%    46%    48%    48%    36%
Scott                10     27     64     32     41     44     31     33     36     43
DK/NA                17     19     19     22     17     12     24     19     16     21
 
 
35. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think has stronger leadership qualities, Crist or Scott?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Crist                43%    16%    67%    45%    41%    45%    39%    61%    47%
Scott                43     75     18     40     48     39     49     21     40
DK/NA                14     10     15     15     10     17     12     17     13
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Crist                71%    53%    18%    46%    43%    45%    38%    45%    49%    39%
Scott                15     34     71     39     46     49     46     42     40     47
DK/NA                14     13     10     15     11      6     16     13     11     15
 
 
36. Overall, do you expect 2014 will be a better year for you and your family than 2013, do you expect it to be worse, or do you expect it to be about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               37%    30%    41%    38%    38%    36%    30%    53%    48%
Worse                13     17      6     15     13     13     14      4     13
The same             49     51     51     46     48     49     54     42     37
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               38%    40%    31%    34%    35%    41%    45%    48%    33%    23%
Worse                12      9     19     15     13      9     13     12     13     15
The same             49     50     47     49     51     50     42     39     51     61
DK/NA                 1      1      2      2      1      1      -      1      3      1
 
 
37. Would you describe the state of Florida's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             2%     3%     2%     1%     2%     2%     2%     2%     2%
Good                 45     63     37     40     51     40     49     37     38
Not so good          38     26     46     40     35     41     36     42     42
Poor                 12      7     13     16     11     13     10     17     16
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      -      4      2      3      1
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             1%     2%     2%     1%     1%     4%     1%     1%     2%     3%
Good                 36     43     54     40     50     59     50     46     40     50
Not so good          47     41     31     39     42     31     35     37     44     35
Poor                 16     12     10     19      6      5     13     15     13      9
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      1      1      1      1      2      4
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Florida's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Jan 30  Feb 19  Dec 7   Jun 29
                     2014    2009    2004    2004
 
Excellent             2       -       8       7
Good                 45       9      52      48
Not so good          38      40      27      31
Poor                 12      51      10      11
DK/NA                 2       -       3       3
 
 
38. Do you think Florida's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               38%    46%    31%    37%    43%    33%    41%    29%    35%
Worse                12      8     14     13     11     13     10     10     18
The same             48     44     55     47     45     51     47     60     46
DK/NA                 2      1      1      3      1      3      2      1      2
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               34%    36%    43%    30%    46%    54%    33%    34%    38%    43%
Worse                14     12     10     16      9      6     12     11     14     10
The same             51     51     44     52     44     40     51     54     45     46
DK/NA                 1      1      3      2      1      -      3      1      2      2
 
TREND: Do you think Florida's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Jan 30  Nov 22  Jun 18  Dec 19
                     2014    2013    2013    2012
 
Better               38      33      33      31
Worse                12      21      18      21
The same             48      44      47      46
DK/NA                 2       2       2       2
 
 
39. Would you describe your personal financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             8%    10%     9%     7%     7%     8%     9%     5%     6%
Good                 56     63     51     56     58     54     59     46     53
Not so good          23     17     27     22     22     23     20     29     25
Poor                 12      8     10     14     11     12     10     16     16
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      2      2      2      4      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             7%     8%     9%     2%     9%    24%     3%     6%    10%    10%
Good                 56     55     59     46     73     67     58     59     52     58
Not so good          23     24     21     31     15      7     26     19     23     23
Poor                 11     12     11     19      3      1     13     15     13      7
DK/NA                 4      1      1      1      -      -      -      1      2      3
 
TREND: Would you describe your personal financial situation these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? (* own personal finances)
                     Jan 30  Feb 19  Nov 19
                     2014    2009*   2008*
 
Excellent             8       6       7
Good                 56      41      49
Not so good          23      34      30
Poor                 12      18      13
DK/NA                 2       2       1
 
 
40. Do you think your personal financial situation is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               25%    25%    24%    26%    27%    23%    23%    31%    31%
Worse                14     14     12     15     13     15     14     14     16
The same             59     60     63     58     59     60     62     54     53
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               29%    26%    23%    20%    31%    34%    39%    36%    21%    11%
Worse                10     14     16     19     12      6      5     17     17     14
The same             59     59     60     60     56     60     55     47     60     74
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      -      -      1      1      1
 
 
41. Would you support or oppose raising Florida's minimum wage, which is now $7.93 an hour?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              73%    53%    93%    74%    66%    79%    68%    91%    81%
Oppose               24     44      6     22     31     18     29      9     15
DK/NA                 3      3      1      3      2      3      3      -      4
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              94%    82%    51%    80%    68%    69%    83%    71%    74%    70%
Oppose                6     16     44     18     29     29     16     26     23     26
DK/NA                 -      2      5      2      4      2      1      2      3      4
 
 
42. Do you think raising the minimum wage will lead businesses to cut jobs or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  43%    59%    26%    45%    48%    38%    45%    39%    35%
No                   51     31     68     51     47     54     49     57     55
DK/NA                 6      9      6      5      5      7      6      4     10
 
                     POLITICAL PHILSPHY   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Lib    Mod    Con    <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  22%    37%    61%    41%    45%    41%    42%    46%    39%    43%
No                   72     56     32     52     49     54     49     48     56     50
DK/NA                 6      6      6      7      6      5      9      6      5      7
 
 

Demographic Summary