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August 2013 Florida House District 65 General Survey

Telephone survey of registered voters within Florida House District 65, conducted on August 1st and 2nd, 2013:

In our August Florida House District 65 poll, we asked questions about legalizing marijuana use, gay marriage, the 2014 race for Governor, stand your ground laws and the race for Florida State House district 65.

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 Florida State House district 65.

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 within Florida State House district 65. The demographics used were: party, race and age.

Total people polled: 930

These results were scientifically weighted by political party, race and age.
Margin of error: 3.2% at a 95% confidence level


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

Florida House District 65 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:       75.4%
    No:         19.2%
    Unsure:    5.5%

Do you think that marijuana should be taxed and regulated like alcohol and be made legal for any adult to use?
    Yes:       58.0%
    No:         35.2%
    Unsure:    6.8%

Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment allowing for gay marriage?
    Yes:       51.5%
    No:         42.0%
    Unsure:    6.5%

In next year's race for Governor of Florida, do you support Republican Rick Scott, Democrat Charlie Crist or Libertarian Adrian Wyllie?
    Rick Scott:        32.6%
    Charlie Crist:    40.1%
    Adrian Wyllie:     8.7%
    Undecided:       18.7%

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:       44.0%
    Law needs some changes:  35.8%
    Law should be removed:      11.9%
    Unsure:                                  8.2%

In next year's race for state house district 65, would you vote for Republican Chris Sprowls or Democrat Carl Zimmermann?
    Chris Sprowls:        31.8%
    Carl Zimmermann: 33.5%
    Undecided:             34.7%



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?   930 responses
Yes: 75.3%   No: 19.2%   Unsure: 5.5%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Yes:   87.7%     No:   9.0%   Unsure:   3.3%                            
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Yes:   62.5%     No:   30.5%   Unsure:   7.0%                            
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Yes:   81.3%     No:   13.0%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Yes:   75.8%     No:   18.8%   Unsure:   5.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Yes:   75.0%     No:   21.4%   Unsure:   3.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Yes:   63.6%     No:   36.4%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Yes:   64.5%     No:   22.6%   Unsure:   12.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Yes:   77.8%     No:   22.2%   Unsure:  0%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Yes:   73.0%     No:   22.0%   Unsure:   5.0%                            
      Female   507 responses
      Yes:   77.1%     No:   17.0%   Unsure:   5.9%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Yes:   79.6%     No:   16.8%   Unsure:   3.6%                            
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Yes:   79.3%     No:   18.6%   Unsure:   2.1%                            
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Yes:   73.0%     No:   20.6%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      70 and up   192 responses
      Yes:   71.4%     No:   19.3%   Unsure:   9.4%                            
Do you think that marijuana should be taxed and regulated like alcohol and be made legal for any adult to use?   930 responses
Yes: 58.0%   No: 35.3%   Unsure: 6.8%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Yes:   70.0%     No:   24.0%   Unsure:   6.0%                            
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Yes:   42.8%     No:   49.8%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Yes:   68.7%     No:   24.8%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Yes:   58.1%     No:   35.0%   Unsure:   6.9%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Yes:   78.6%     No:   21.4%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Yes:   45.5%     No:   54.5%   Unsure:  0%                            
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Yes:   48.4%     No:   38.7%   Unsure:   12.9%                            
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Yes:   44.4%     No:   50.0%   Unsure:   5.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Yes:   60.8%     No:   34.3%   Unsure:   5.0%                            
      Female   507 responses
      Yes:   55.6%     No:   36.1%   Unsure:   8.3%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Yes:   73.0%     No:   23.4%   Unsure:   3.6%                            
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Yes:   65.3%     No:   30.2%   Unsure:   4.5%                            
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Yes:   57.4%     No:   35.1%   Unsure:   7.5%                            
      70 and up   192 responses
      Yes:   39.1%     No:   50.5%   Unsure:   10.4%                            
Would you support a Florida Constitutional amendment allowing for gay marriage?   930 responses
Yes: 51.3%   No: 42.2%   Unsure: 6.6%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Yes:   68.7%     No:   22.7%   Unsure:   8.7%                            
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Yes:   33.0%     No:   60.8%   Unsure:   6.2%                            
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Yes:   60.4%     No:   35.2%   Unsure:   4.3%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Yes:   52.0%     No:   41.4%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Yes:   39.3%     No:   57.1%   Unsure:   3.6%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Yes:   36.4%     No:   45.5%   Unsure:   18.2%                            
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Yes:   38.7%     No:   54.8%   Unsure:   6.5%                            
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Yes:   66.7%     No:   27.8%   Unsure:   5.6%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Yes:   50.4%     No:   45.4%   Unsure:   4.3%                            
      Female   507 responses
      Yes:   52.1%     No:   39.4%   Unsure:   8.5%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Yes:   68.6%     No:   28.5%   Unsure:   2.9%                            
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Yes:   53.3%     No:   37.2%   Unsure:   9.5%                            
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Yes:   47.9%     No:   45.7%   Unsure:   6.4%                            
      70 and up   192 responses
      Yes:   42.7%     No:   51.6%   Unsure:   5.7%                            
In next year's race for Governor of Florida, do you support Republican Rick Scott, Democrat Charlie Crist or Libertarian Adrian Wyllie?   930 responses
Scott: 32.8%   Crist: 40.1%   Wyllie: 8.6%   Undecided: 18.5%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Scott:   10.7%     Crist:   68.3%   Wyllie:   6.3%     Undecided:   14.7%                        
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Scott:   56.2%     Crist:   19.0%   Wyllie:   8.5%     Undecided:   16.2%                        
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Scott:   20.9%     Crist:   40.0%   Wyllie:   11.7%     Undecided:   27.4%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Scott:   33.4%     Crist:   39.1%   Wyllie:   8.7%     Undecided:   18.9%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Scott:   25.0%     Crist:   64.3%   Wyllie:  0%     Undecided:   10.7%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Scott:   54.5%     Crist:   36.4%   Wyllie:  0%     Undecided:   9.1%                        
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Scott:   25.8%     Crist:   38.7%   Wyllie:   19.4%     Undecided:   16.1%                        
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Scott:   16.7%     Crist:   55.6%   Wyllie:   5.6%     Undecided:   22.2%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Scott:   35.5%     Crist:   38.1%   Wyllie:   8.7%     Undecided:   17.7%                        
      Female   507 responses
      Scott:   30.6%     Crist:   41.8%   Wyllie:   8.5%     Undecided:   19.1%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Scott:   29.9%     Crist:   39.4%   Wyllie:   10.2%     Undecided:   20.4%                        
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Scott:   26.4%     Crist:   40.5%   Wyllie:   9.9%     Undecided:   23.1%                        
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Scott:   35.1%     Crist:   39.3%   Wyllie:   8.6%     Undecided:   17.0%                        
      70 and up   192 responses
      Scott:   38.5%     Crist:   41.7%   Wyllie:   5.7%     Undecided:   14.1%                        
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?   930 responses
Support the current law: 44.1%   Law needs some changes: 35.8%   Law should be removed: 11.9%   Unsure: 8.2%                        
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Support the current law:   20.3%     Law needs some changes:   49.7%   Law should be removed:   22.7%     Unsure:   7.3%                        
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Support the current law:   64.2%     Law needs some changes:   25.0%   Law should be removed:   3.5%     Unsure:   7.2%                        
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Support the current law:   40.0%     Law needs some changes:   36.5%   Law should be removed:   12.6%     Unsure:   10.9%                        
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Support the current law:   45.0%     Law needs some changes:   35.0%   Law should be removed:   12.0%     Unsure:   8.0%                        
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Support the current law:   17.9%     Law needs some changes:   57.1%   Law should be removed:   14.3%     Unsure:   10.7%                        
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Support the current law:   54.5%     Law needs some changes:   27.3%   Law should be removed:   9.1%     Unsure:   9.1%                        
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Support the current law:   45.2%     Law needs some changes:   32.3%   Law should be removed:   9.7%     Unsure:   12.9%                        
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Support the current law:   33.3%     Law needs some changes:   50.0%   Law should be removed:   11.1%     Unsure:   5.6%                        
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Support the current law:   52.0%     Law needs some changes:   30.7%   Law should be removed:   11.8%     Unsure:   5.4%                        
      Female   507 responses
      Support the current law:   37.5%     Law needs some changes:   40.0%   Law should be removed:   12.0%     Unsure:   10.5%                        
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Support the current law:   44.5%     Law needs some changes:   38.0%   Law should be removed:   8.8%     Unsure:   8.8%                        
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Support the current law:   43.4%     Law needs some changes:   36.4%   Law should be removed:   9.5%     Unsure:   10.7%                        
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Support the current law:   45.1%     Law needs some changes:   35.7%   Law should be removed:   13.1%     Unsure:   6.1%                        
      70 and up   192 responses
      Support the current law:   42.7%     Law needs some changes:   33.9%   Law should be removed:   15.1%     Unsure:   8.3%                        
In next year's race for state house district 65, would you vote for Republican Chris Sprowls or Democrat Carl Zimmermann?   930 responses
Sprowls: 32.0%   Zimmermann: 33.4%   Undecided: 34.5%                            
  Political Party Breakdown:
      Democratic Party   300 responses
      Sprowls:   10.3%     Zimmermann:   59.0%   Undecided:   30.7%                            
      Republican Party   400 responses
      Sprowls:   56.0%     Zimmermann:   12.5%   Undecided:   31.5%                            
      Independent Voter   230 responses
      Sprowls:   18.7%     Zimmermann:   36.5%   Undecided:   44.8%                            
  Race Breakdown:
      White, Not Hispanic   842 responses
      Sprowls:   32.2%     Zimmermann:   33.0%   Undecided:   34.8%                            
      Black, Not Hispanic   28 responses
      Sprowls:   28.6%     Zimmermann:   39.3%   Undecided:   32.1%                            
      Asian or Pacific Islander   11 responses
      Sprowls:   36.4%     Zimmermann:   45.5%   Undecided:   18.2%                            
      Hispanic   31 responses
      Sprowls:   35.5%     Zimmermann:   35.5%   Undecided:   29.0%                            
      Other or Unknown   18 responses
      Sprowls:   22.2%     Zimmermann:   33.3%   Undecided:   44.4%                            
  Gender Breakdown:
      Male   423 responses
      Sprowls:   35.5%     Zimmermann:   32.9%   Undecided:   31.7%                            
      Female   507 responses
      Sprowls:   29.2%     Zimmermann:   33.9%   Undecided:   36.9%                            
  Age Breakdown:
      18 to 29   137 responses
      Sprowls:   25.5%     Zimmermann:   32.8%   Undecided:   41.6%                            
      30 to 49   242 responses
      Sprowls:   31.0%     Zimmermann:   31.8%   Undecided:   37.2%                            
      50 to 69   359 responses
      Sprowls:   34.5%     Zimmermann:   33.4%   Undecided:   32.0%                            
      70 and up   192 responses
      Sprowls:   33.3%     Zimmermann:   35.9%   Undecided:   30.7%                            
 
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