Poll: Florida Voters Back Voter Purge, Stand Your Ground

With wide partisan and racial division, and a small gender gap, Florida voters support 60 – 35 percent Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to purge non-citizens from the state’s voter rolls, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

There are similar partisan and racial divisions, and a wider gender gap, as Sunshine State voters support 56 – 37 percent the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Gov. Scott, however, is still unpopular with the state’s electorate, who disapprove 49 – 39 percent of the job he is doing, compared to a 46 – 41 percent disapproval May 24, Scott’s best score in his 18 months in office.

Support for the attempted voter purges is 90 – 8 percent among Republicans and 59 – 37 percent among independent voters, while Democrats are opposed 60 – 33 percent.

But unlike the gender split on many major political issues, there is little disagreement among the sexes on the purge: Men support it 63 – 33 percent while women back it 58 – 37 percent. White voters back the purge 67 – 29 percent, while black voters oppose it 56 – 38 percent and Hispanic voters support it 49 – 42 percent.



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