FL Statewide

 

AREA

N= 500 100%

South .......................................... 1 ( 1/ 45) 135 27%

North .......................................... 2 110 22%

West ........................................... 3 135 27%

East ........................................... 4 120 24%

 

 

START

Hello, my name is __________ and I am conducting a survey for Suffolk

University and I would like to get your opinions on some political questions.

Would you be willing to spend five minutes answering some questions?

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 47) 500 100%

 

 

GENDR

Gender

N= 500 100%

Male ........................................... 1 ( 1/ 48) 241 48%

Female ......................................... 2 259 52%

 

 

S1

Thank You.

S1. Are you currently registered to vote?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 49) 500 100%

NO/DK/RF ....................................... 2 0 0%

 

 

S2

S2. Are you enrolled as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent / No Party

Affiliation?

N= 500 100%

Democrat ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 52) 209 42%

Republican ..................................... 2 182 36%

Ind/No major party ............................. 3 109 22%

 

 

S3

S3. How likely are you to vote in the upcoming election for Governor and U.S.

Senate - would you say you are almost certain to vote, will you probably vote,

are the chances 50-50 or is it not likely you will vote in the general

election?

N= 500 100%

Almost certain ................................. 1 ( 1/ 53) 469 94%

Probably vote .................................. 2 31 6%

50-50 .......................................... 3 0 0%

Probably not ................................... 4 0 0%

Definitely not ................................. 5 0 0%

Don't know ..................................... 6 0 0%

 

 

S4

S4. What is your age category?

N= 500 100%

18-24 yrs ...................................... 1 ( 1/ 56) 4 1%

25-34 yrs ...................................... 2 30 6%

35-44 yrs ...................................... 3 58 12%

45-54 yrs ...................................... 4 95 19%

55-64 yrs ...................................... 5 117 23%

65-74 yrs ...................................... 6 114 23%

75+ yrs ........................................ 7 77 15%

Refused (DO NOT READ) .......................... 8 5 1%

 

 

S5

S5. For statistical purposes only, can you please tell me what your ethnic

background / ancestry is?

N= 500 100%

White/Caucasian ................................ 1 ( 1/ 57) 382 76%

Black/African-American ......................... 2 50 10%

American Indian and Alaska Native .............. 3 0 0%

Asian .......................................... 4 1 0%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander ..... 5 0 0%

Hispanic/Latino ................................ 6 67 13%

 

 

PRE1

Great, I am going to read you a list of individuals in state and local

politics. For each, please tell me if your opinion of them is generally

favorable or generally unfavorable. If you are undecided or if you have never

heard of someone, just tell me that. First take Barack Obama.

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 58) 500 100%

 

 

Q1. Is your opinion of Barack Obama generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 59) 3 1%

Favorable ...................................... 2 238 48%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 245 49%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 14 3%

 

 

Q2. Is your opinion of Alex Sink generally favorable or generally unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 60) 22 4%

Favorable ...................................... 2 201 40%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 198 40%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 79 16%

 

 

Q3. Is your opinion of Rick Scott generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 61) 19 4%

Favorable ...................................... 2 124 25%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 267 53%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 90 18%

 

 

Q4. Is your opinion of Marco Rubio (RUE-bee-oh) generally favorable or

generally unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 62) 14 3%

Favorable ...................................... 2 205 41%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 211 42%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 70 14%

 

 

Q5. Is your opinion of Kendrick Meek generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 63) 31 6%

Favorable ...................................... 2 164 33%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 188 38%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 117 23%

 

 

Q6. Is your opinion of Charlie Crist generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 64) 2 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 217 43%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 217 43%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 64 13%

 

 

Q7. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton generally favorable or generally

unfavorable?

N= 500 100%

Never heard .................................... 1 ( 1/ 65) 1 0%

Favorable ...................................... 2 293 59%

Unfavorable .................................... 3 168 34%

Heard of/Undecided ............................. 4 38 8%

 

 

The following are questions about Florida politicians and issues:

 

Q8. Do you think the country is heading in the right direction or is on the

wrong track?

N= 500 100%

Right direction ................................ 1 ( 1/ 66) 163 33%

Wrong track .................................... 2 292 58%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 45 9%

 

Q9. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as

President?

N= 500 100%

Approve ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 67) 214 43%

Disapprove ..................................... 2 261 52%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 25 5%

 

 

Q10. Is the recession over in Florida?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 68) 26 5%

No ............................................. 2 444 89%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 30 6%

 

 

Q11. Do believe that the jobs situation will improve in the next six months?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 69) 155 31%

No ............................................. 2 299 60%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 46 9%

 

 

Q12. Do you believe that the federal stimulus plan has been effective in

Florida?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 70) 166 33%

No ............................................. 2 288 58%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 46 9%

 

 

Q13. In the race for U.S. Senate your ballot lists ten candidates in the

following order: Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Kendrick Meek, Libertarian

Alexander Snitker, Constitution Party of Florida Candidate Bernie DeCastro,

Independent Sue Askeland, Independent Bruce Ray Riggs, Independent Bobbie

Bean, Independent Rick Tyler, Independent Charlie Crist, or Independent Lewis

Armstrong. For whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 71) 187 37%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 98 20%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 8 2%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 1 0%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 0 0%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 0 0%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 1 0%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 150 30%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 2 0%

Undecided ...................................... 11 53 11%

 

 

Q14. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you vote for Republican

Rubio, Democrat Meek, Libertarian Snitker, Constitution Party of Florida DeCastro,

Independent Askeland, Independent Riggs, Independent Bean, Independent Tyler,

Independent Crist , or Independent Armstrong?

N= 53 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 73) 6 11%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 11 21%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 0 0%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 0 0%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 0 0%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 0 0%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 1 2%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 3 6%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 0 0%

Undecided ...................................... 11 32 60%

 

 

Q. 13 & 14 COMBINED

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 71) 193 39%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 109 22%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 8 2%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 1 0%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 0 0%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 0 0%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 0 0%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 2 0%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 153 31%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 2 0%

Undecided ...................................... 11 32 6%

Q15. If it was apparent your first choice could not win, would you vote for

Republican Rubio, Democrat Meek, Libertarian Snitker, Constitution Party of

Florida Candidate DeCastro, Independent Askeland, Independent Riggs,

Independent Bean, Independent Tyler, Independent Crist, or Independent

Armstrong?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 75) 50 10%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 93 19%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 23 5%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 3 1%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 5 1%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 5 1%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 3 1%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 1 0%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 112 22%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 8 2%

Undecided ...................................... 11 197 39%

 

 

 

Q16. If Kendrick Meek dropped out of the race, would you vote for Republican

Rubio, Libertarian Snitker, Constitution Party of Florida Candidate DeCastro,

Independent Askeland, Independent Riggs, Independent Bean, Independent Tyler,

Independent Crist, or Independent Armstrong?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 77) 201 40%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 0 0%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 15 3%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 1 0%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 3 1%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 2 0%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 1 0%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 1 0%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 173 35%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 3 1%

Undecided ...................................... 11 100 20%

 

 

 

Q17. If Charlie Crist dropped out of the race, would you vote for Republican

Rubio, Democrat Meek, Libertarian Snitker, Constitution Party of Florida

Candidate DeCastro, Independent Askeland, Independent Riggs, Independent Bean,

Independent Tyler, or Independent Armstrong?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Rubio - Republican ................... 01 ( 1/ 79) 220 44%

Vote/Lean Meek- Democrat ....................... 02 170 34%

Vote/Lean Snitker - Libertarian ................ 03 13 3%

Vote/Lean DeCastro - Constitution .............. 04 1 0%

Vote/Lean Askeland - Independent ............... 05 3 1%

Vote/Lean Riggs - Independent .................. 06 1 0%

Vote/Lean Bean - Independent ................... 07 1 0%

Vote/Lean Tyler - Independent .................. 08 2 0%

Vote/Lean Crist - Independent .................. 09 0 0%

Vote/Lean Armstrong - Independent .............. 10 3 1%

Undecided ...................................... 11 86 17%

 

 

 

 

Q18. In the race for Governor your ballot lists seven candidates in the

following order; Republican Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink, Independence Party

Candidate Peter Allen, Independent Michael Arth, Independent Farid Khavari,

Independent C.C. Reed, or Independent Daniel Imperato {IM-per-ah-toe}. For

whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Scott - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 81) 174 35%

Vote/Lean Sink- Democrat ....................... 2 217 43%

Vote/Lean Allen - Independence Party ........... 3 4 1%

Vote/Lean Arth- Independent .................... 4 0 0%

Vote/Lean Khavari - Independent ................ 5 2 0%

Vote/Lean Reed - Independent ................... 6 2 0%

Vote/Lean Imperato - Independent ............... 7 6 1%

Undecided ...................................... 8 95 19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q19. If you were standing in the voting booth right now, would you vote for Republican

Scott, Democrat Sink, Independence Party Candidate Allen, Independent Arth,

Independent Khavari, Independent Reed, or Independent Imperato?

N= 95 100%

Vote/Lean Scott - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 82) 15 16%

Vote/Lean Sink- Democrat ....................... 2 10 11%

Vote/Lean Allen - Independence Party ........... 3 4 4%

Vote/Lean Arth- Independent .................... 4 0 0%

Vote/Lean Khavari - Independent ................ 5 0 0%

Vote/Lean Reed - Independent ................... 6 2 2%

Vote/Lean Imperato - Independent ............... 7 0 0%

Undecided ...................................... 8 64 67%

 

 

Q 18 & 19 COMBINED

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Scott - Republican ................... 1 ( 1/ 81) 189 38%

Vote/Lean Sink- Democrat ....................... 2 227 45%

Vote/Lean Allen - Independence Party ........... 3 8 2%

Vote/Lean Arth- Independent .................... 4 0 0%

Vote/Lean Khavari - Independent ................ 5 2 0%

Vote/Lean Reed - Independent ................... 6 4 1%

Vote/Lean Imperato - Independent ............... 7 6 1%

Undecided ...................................... 8 64 13%

 

 

Q20. Of the two major party candidates who has run the more negative campaign?

(READ 1 and 2)

N= 500 100%

Republican Rick Scott .......................... 1 ( 1/ 83) 211 42%

Democrat Alex Sink ............................. 2 113 23%

Undecided ...................................... 3 176 35%

 

 

Q21. If the General Election for Attorney General was held today and the

candidates were, Republican Pam Bondi, Democrat Dan Gelber, or Independent Jim

Lewis for whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

N= 500 100%

Vote/Lean Bondi- Republican .................... 1 ( 1/ 84) 188 38%

Vote/Lean Gelber - Democrat .................... 2 150 30%

Vote/Lean Lewis - Independent .................. 3 33 7%

Undecided ...................................... 4 129 26%

 

 

Q22. Amendment one on your ballot proposes to repeal a provision in the State

Constitution that requires public financing of campaigns of candidates for

elective statewide office who agree to campaign spending limits. Do you

support or oppose Amendment one?

N= 500 100%

Support repeal ................................. 1 ( 1/ 85) 211 42%

Oppose repeal .................................. 2 164 33%

Undecided ...................................... 3 125 25%

 

 

Q23. Amendment two on your ballot this November proposes a constitutional

amendment that would require the state legislature to provide an additional

homestead property tax exemption for members of the United States military. Do

you support or oppose Amendment two?

N= 500 100%

Support property tax exemption ................. 1 ( 1/ 86) 351 70%

Oppose property tax exemption .................. 2 88 18%

Undecided ...................................... 3 61 12%

 

 

Q24. The Florida Constitution currently limits the maximum number of students

assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms. Amendment 8 on your

ballot this November proposes relaxing strict classroom-by-classroom caps in

favor of school wide averages. Do you support relaxing the cap on classroom size

or do you oppose relaxing the cap on classroom size?

N= 500 100%

Support relaxing the cap on classroom size ..... 1 ( 1/ 87) 197 39%

Oppose relaxing the cap on classroom size ...... 2 228 46%

Undecided ...................................... 3 75 15%

 

 

Q25. An advisory question on your ballot states the following, "In order to

stop the uncontrolled growth of our national debt and prevent excessive

borrowing by the Federal Government, which threatens our economy and national

security, should the United States Constitution be amended to require a

balanced federal budget without raising taxes?" Do you support or oppose this

advisory question?

N= 500 100%

Support ........................................ 1 ( 1/ 88) 241 48%

Oppose ......................................... 2 169 34%

Undecided ...................................... 3 90 18%

 

 

Q27. Recently several states have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of

marijuana for personal use where the penalty for possession of one ounce or less is

considered a minor offense, ranging from $100 to $500. At this time, which of the

following describes how you feel about marijuana laws in Florida? (READ 1-4)

N= 500 100%

One, it should be fully legal to have one ounce 1 ( 1/ 89) 113 23%

or less for personal use;

 

Two, It should be decriminalized to have one ... 2 93 19%

ounce or less for personal use;

 

Three, It should be legal only when prescribed by 3 175 35%

a doctor to have one ounce or less or;

 

Four, possession of one oz or less should be ... 4 92 18%

illegal under any circumstances.

 

Undecided ...................................... 5 27 5%

 

 

Q28. In 1997 the Florida Legislature adopted the Defense of Marriage Act, which

specifically states that marriage is the "union between one man and one woman" and

bars the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. At this

time, which of the following comes closest to how you feel about same-sex marriage in Florida?

N= 500 100%

Absolute prohibition of any legally-recognized . 1 ( 1/ 90) 196 39%

unions for same-sex couples

 

Recognizing civil unions between same-sex couples 2 112 22%

 

Recognition of legal marriage between people of 3 150 30%

the same sex

 

Undecided ...................................... 4 42 8%

 

 

Q29. A bill recently re-introduced in Congress called The DREAM act provides a path to

citizenship for young people who came to the U.S. as children and are not legal citizens.

Under the act, eligible students could apply for a conditional legal status provided they

graduate from a two-year college, complete two years of a four-year university, or serve

in the military for two years. Would you say that you strongly support, somewhat support,

somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the DREAM act?

N= 500 100%

Strongly support ............................... 1 ( 1/ 91) 167 33%

Somewhat support ............................... 2 151 30%

Somewhat oppose ................................ 3 48 10%

Strongly oppose ................................ 4 83 17%

Undecided ...................................... 5 51 10%

 

 

THE FINAL THREE QUESTIONS WILL HELP US CLASSIFY YOUR RESPONSES WITH OTHERS

TAKING THE SURVEY

N= 500 100%

Continue ....................................... 1 ( 1/ 92) 500 100%

 

 

Q30. Are there any members of your household who are union members?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 93) 54 11%

No ............................................. 2 443 89%

Undecided (DO NOT READ) ........................ 3 3 1%

 

 

Q31. Do you currently have children in the school system?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 94) 97 19%

No ............................................. 2 400 80%

Undecided ...................................... 3 3 1%

 

 

Q32. Are you or are any members of your household gun owners?

N= 500 100%

Yes ............................................ 1 ( 1/ 95) 201 40%

No ............................................. 2 286 57%

Undecided ...................................... 3 13 3%