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FOR RELEASE: JUNE 20, 2012
 
FLORIDA VOTERS BACK VOTER PURGE, STAND YOUR GROUND,QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;GOV. SCOTT’S JOB APPROVAL STILL VERY LOW
 
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 aQuinnipiac University poll released today.There are similar partisan and racial divisions, and a wider gender gap, as Sunshine Statevoters 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 bestscore 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 disagreementamong 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.“Gov. Rick Scott may be a lot less popular in Florida these days than President Barack Obama, but on the face-off between the two on the purge issue, Floridians seem to be solidlyin Scott’s corner,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University PollingInstitute.“Whether this voter purge becomes a big deal issue in the campaign or not is not clear atthis point.”
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Quinnipiac University Poll/June 20 – page 2
Peter Brown, Assistant Director,Quinnipiac University Polling Institute(203) 535-6203Rubenstein Associates, Inc.Public RelationsContact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026
 
Support for Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is 81 – 12 percent among Republicansand 55 – 39 percent among independent voters, with Democrats opposed 60 – 30 percent.Men back the law 63 – 33 percent, while women back it 50 – 40 percent. White voterssupport it 60 – 33 percent, while black voters oppose it 59 – 31 percent. Hispanic voters supportthe law 58 – 32 percent.“There is solid support for ‘Stand Your Ground’ among Florida voters, especiallyRepublicans,” said Brown. “Republican lawmakers, who dominate the State Legislature, would be taking on their own base if they were to change the law.”Scott’s job approval among Republicans is 71 – 19 percent. Independent voters give him52 – 36 percent thumbs down, while Democrats disapprove overwhelmingly, 75 – 14 percent.Men disapprove 47 – 42 percent, while women disapprove 50 – 35 percent.Florida voters split 37 – 35 percent when asked if they like Scott as a person and, despitesupport for the voter purge, voters don’t like the governor’s policies 49 – 37 percent.“Florida voters don’t approve of the job Gov. Scott is doing. They don’t like his policies,and they are mixed on whether they like him as a person,” said Brown. “Women especiallydisapprove and dislike their governor. He has some work to do here.”U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are doing just OK in the eyes of the state’svoters: Nelson has a 47 – 32 percent approval rating, while Rubio’s is 51 – 31 percent.Voters disapprove 50 – 31 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing.From June 12 – 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,697 registered voters with a marginof error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginiaand the nation as a public service and for research.
For more data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, orfollow us onTwitter. 
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15. 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 39% 71% 14% 36% 42% 35% 43% 16% 34%Disapprove 49 19 75 52 47 50 44 76 54DK/NA 13 10 12 12 11 14 13 9 12 North/Panhd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE Approve 46% 36% 39% 50% 30%Disapprove 43 53 48 32 58DK/NA 11 11 13 18 12 TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job asGovernor? APPROVE.......High LowJun 20 May 24 Mar 28 Jan 26 Jan 10 May 24 May 252012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 Approve 39 41 36 36 38 41 29Disapprove 49 46 52 49 50 46 57DK/NA 13 13 13 15 13 13 14 16. 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 31% 48% 16% 28% 34% 28% 32% 23% 29%Disapprove 50 27 70 53 51 49 47 65 52DK/NA 19 25 14 18 15 23 21 12 19 TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? APPROVE.......High LowJun 20 May 24 Jan 26 Jan 10 Aug 05 Sep 23 May 252012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2004 2011 Approve 31 31 31 33 32 51 27Disapprove 50 48 49 49 51 34 56DK/NA 19 21 20 18 17 15 17 17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job asUnited States Senator? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Approve 51% 84% 23% 48% 55% 47% 55% 30% 53%Disapprove 31 6 55 32 31 32 28 45 31DK/NA 18 10 22 20 15 21 17 25 15 North/Panhd Bay Cntrl SthW SthE Approve 57% 52% 50% 60% 42%Disapprove 23 32 32 22 40DK/NA 20 16 19 18 18
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