Florida Surveys
 
August 2013 Florida Statewide General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within Florida, conducted on August 1st and 2nd, 2013:

In our August Florida statewide poll, we asked questions about legalizing marijuana use, gay marriage, the 2014 race for Governor and stand your ground laws.

This poll used the registered voter lists supplied by the state of Florida as of July 3rd, 2013. The sample of voters that were called included random samples of registered voters within each of Florida's 120 State House districts.

The poll was conducted by an automated phone call polling system. The results were then weighted to account for proportional differences between the respondents' demographics and the demographics of the registered voter population in the state of Florida. The demographics used were: party, race and age.

Total people polled: 3034

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 1.8% at a 95% confidence level


There were also several other polls conducted at the same time as this statewide poll within several other smaller areas, they are linked here,

Florida Statewide Results

Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment that would allow the use of marijuana for treatment of debilitating medical conditions if authorized by a doctor?
    Yes:       73.5%
    No:         20.5%
    Unsure:    6.0%

Do you think that marijuana should be taxed and regulated like alcohol and be made legal for any adult to use?
    Yes:       58.8%
    No:         35.4%
    Unsure:    5.8%

Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment allowing for gay marriage?
    Yes:       46.3%
    No:         46.9%
    Unsure:    6.8%

In next year's race for Governor of Florida, do you support Republican Rick Scott, Democrat Charlie Crist or Libertarian Adrian Wyllie?
    Rick Scott:        29.5%
    Charlie Crist:    40.1%
    Adrian Wyllie:     8.7%
    Undecided:       21.7%

Do you support the current stand your ground laws in the state of Florida exactly as they are, do you think they need some small common sense changes, or do you think the stand your ground laws should be removed entirely?
    Support the current law:       42.9%
    Law needs some changes:  35.8%
    Law should be removed:      12.2%
    Unsure:                                   9.1%



DETAILED DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWNS (non-weighted percentages):



Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment that would allow the use of marijuana for treatment of debilitating medical conditions if authorized by a doctor?   3034 responses
Yes: 73.4%   No: 20.6%   Unsure: 6.0%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1269 responses
      Yes:   81.8%     No:   12.8%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      Republican Party   1118 responses
      Yes:   59.0%     No:   32.5%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
      Independent Voter   647 responses
      Yes:   81.6%     No:   15.3%   Unsure:   3.1%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   2050 responses
      Yes:   73.3%     No:   20.9%   Unsure:   5.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   408 responses
      Yes:   78.2%     No:   14.7%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   41 responses
      Yes:   53.7%     No:   31.7%   Unsure:   14.6%                            
      Hispanic   389 responses
      Yes:   70.4%     No:   24.4%   Unsure:   5.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   146 responses
      Yes:   74.0%     No:   19.9%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1422 responses
      Yes:   72.4%     No:   22.2%   Unsure:   5.5%                            
      Female   1612 responses
      Yes:   74.3%     No:   19.2%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   532 responses
      Yes:   84.4%     No:   11.8%   Unsure:   3.8%                            
      30 to 49   934 responses
      Yes:   76.3%     No:   18.6%   Unsure:   5.0%                            
      50 to 69   1032 responses
      Yes:   72.7%     No:   21.6%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
      70 and up   536 responses
      Yes:   58.6%     No:   30.8%   Unsure:   10.6%                            
Do you think that marijuana should be taxed and regulated like alcohol and be made legal for any adult to use?   3034 responses
Yes: 58.7%   No: 35.5%   Unsure: 5.9%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1269 responses
      Yes:   66.4%     No:   27.0%   Unsure:   6.7%                            
      Republican Party   1118 responses
      Yes:   44.6%     No:   48.9%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      Independent Voter   647 responses
      Yes:   67.9%     No:   28.9%   Unsure:   3.2%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   2050 responses
      Yes:   58.3%     No:   35.7%   Unsure:   6.0%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   408 responses
      Yes:   63.0%     No:   29.9%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   41 responses
      Yes:   43.9%     No:   48.8%   Unsure:   7.3%                            
      Hispanic   389 responses
      Yes:   56.8%     No:   38.0%   Unsure:   5.1%                            
      Other or Unknown   146 responses
      Yes:   60.3%     No:   37.0%   Unsure:   2.7%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1422 responses
      Yes:   61.0%     No:   34.2%   Unsure:   4.8%                            
      Female   1612 responses
      Yes:   56.6%     No:   36.6%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   532 responses
      Yes:   73.3%     No:   22.7%   Unsure:   3.9%                            
      30 to 49   934 responses
      Yes:   64.3%     No:   31.0%   Unsure:   4.6%                            
      50 to 69   1032 responses
      Yes:   57.3%     No:   36.9%   Unsure:   5.8%                            
      70 and up   536 responses
      Yes:   36.9%     No:   53.0%   Unsure:   10.1%                            
Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment allowing for gay marriage?   3034 responses
Yes: 46.2%   No: 47.1%   Unsure: 6.7%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1269 responses
      Yes:   57.1%     No:   35.1%   Unsure:   7.7%                            
      Republican Party   1118 responses
      Yes:   29.2%     No:   65.5%   Unsure:   5.4%                            
      Independent Voter   647 responses
      Yes:   54.3%     No:   38.6%   Unsure:   7.1%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   2050 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   46.0%   Unsure:   5.6%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   408 responses
      Yes:   36.3%     No:   54.9%   Unsure:   8.8%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   41 responses
      Yes:   43.9%     No:   48.8%   Unsure:   7.3%                            
      Hispanic   389 responses
      Yes:   46.5%     No:   43.2%   Unsure:   10.3%                            
      Other or Unknown   146 responses
      Yes:   43.2%     No:   49.3%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1422 responses
      Yes:   44.9%     No:   48.5%   Unsure:   6.6%                            
      Female   1612 responses
      Yes:   47.4%     No:   45.8%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   532 responses
      Yes:   56.0%     No:   37.2%   Unsure:   6.8%                            
      30 to 49   934 responses
      Yes:   48.0%     No:   44.8%   Unsure:   7.3%                            
      50 to 69   1032 responses
      Yes:   46.3%     No:   48.2%   Unsure:   5.5%                            
      70 and up   536 responses
      Yes:   33.2%     No:   58.8%   Unsure:   8.0%                            
In next year's race for Governor of Florida, do you support Republican Rick Scott, Democrat Charlie Crist or Libertarian Adrian Wyllie?   3034 responses
Scott: 29.7%   Crist: 40.0%   Wyllie: 8.7%   Undecided: 21.6%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1269 responses
      Scott:   11.4%     Crist:   61.3%   Wyllie:   6.9%     Undecided:   20.4%                        
      Republican Party   1118 responses
      Scott:   56.0%     Crist:   16.0%   Wyllie:   9.4%     Undecided:   18.6%                        
      Independent Voter   647 responses
      Scott:   20.1%     Crist:   39.9%   Wyllie:   11.1%     Undecided:   28.9%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   2050 responses
      Scott:   36.0%     Crist:   35.0%   Wyllie:   8.8%     Undecided:   20.2%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   408 responses
      Scott:   8.3%     Crist:   61.8%   Wyllie:   9.1%     Undecided:   20.8%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   41 responses
      Scott:   29.3%     Crist:   56.1%   Wyllie:   4.9%     Undecided:   9.8%                        
      Hispanic   389 responses
      Scott:   22.6%     Crist:   42.9%   Wyllie:   8.0%     Undecided:   26.5%                        
      Other or Unknown   146 responses
      Scott:   19.9%     Crist:   38.4%   Wyllie:   9.6%     Undecided:   32.2%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1422 responses
      Scott:   32.1%     Crist:   39.9%   Wyllie:   9.1%     Undecided:   18.9%                        
      Female   1612 responses
      Scott:   27.6%     Crist:   40.2%   Wyllie:   8.3%     Undecided:   23.9%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   532 responses
      Scott:   22.6%     Crist:   39.8%   Wyllie:   10.5%     Undecided:   27.1%                        
      30 to 49   934 responses
      Scott:   25.6%     Crist:   40.8%   Wyllie:   10.7%     Undecided:   22.9%                        
      50 to 69   1032 responses
      Scott:   32.5%     Crist:   41.5%   Wyllie:   7.8%     Undecided:   18.2%                        
      70 and up   536 responses
      Scott:   38.6%     Crist:   36.2%   Wyllie:   5.0%     Undecided:   20.1%                        
Do you support the current stand your ground laws in the state of Florida exactly as they are, do you think they need some small common sense changes, or do you think the stand your ground laws should be removed entirely?   3034 responses
Support the current law: 43.0%   Law needs some changes: 35.7%   Law should be removed: 12.2%   Unsure: 9.0%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   1269 responses
      Support the current law:   25.1%     Law needs some changes:   46.9%   Law should be removed:   19.7%     Unsure:   8.3%                        
      Republican Party   1118 responses
      Support the current law:   65.1%     Law needs some changes:   22.1%   Law should be removed:   4.3%     Unsure:   8.5%                        
      Independent Voter   647 responses
      Support the current law:   40.0%     Law needs some changes:   37.4%   Law should be removed:   11.3%     Unsure:   11.3%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   2050 responses
      Support the current law:   51.5%     Law needs some changes:   29.3%   Law should be removed:   10.7%     Unsure:   8.5%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   408 responses
      Support the current law:   15.4%     Law needs some changes:   56.9%   Law should be removed:   24.0%     Unsure:   3.7%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   41 responses
      Support the current law:   39.0%     Law needs some changes:   39.0%   Law should be removed:   4.9%     Unsure:   17.1%                        
      Hispanic   389 responses
      Support the current law:   32.4%     Law needs some changes:   43.4%   Law should be removed:   8.2%     Unsure:   15.9%                        
      Other or Unknown   146 responses
      Support the current law:   31.5%     Law needs some changes:   45.9%   Law should be removed:   13.0%     Unsure:   9.6%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   1422 responses
      Support the current law:   50.1%     Law needs some changes:   31.0%   Law should be removed:   12.0%     Unsure:   6.8%                        
      Female   1612 responses
      Support the current law:   36.8%     Law needs some changes:   39.9%   Law should be removed:   12.4%     Unsure:   10.9%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   532 responses
      Support the current law:   36.1%     Law needs some changes:   42.5%   Law should be removed:   10.3%     Unsure:   11.1%                        
      30 to 49   934 responses
      Support the current law:   42.8%     Law needs some changes:   37.9%   Law should be removed:   10.4%     Unsure:   8.9%                        
      50 to 69   1032 responses
      Support the current law:   46.8%     Law needs some changes:   32.7%   Law should be removed:   13.8%     Unsure:   6.8%                        
      70 and up   536 responses
      Support the current law:   43.1%     Law needs some changes:   31.2%   Law should be removed:   14.4%     Unsure:   11.4%                        
 
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