-Floridians continue to be firmly supportive of Medicaid Expansion- 63% of voters in the state favor it to only 31% who are opposed. Democrats (87/11) are almost universally for it, a majority of independents (52/35) are, and even Republicans (41/52) are relatively split on it. This is just the latest in a long run of our poll findings about how popular it is in the Sunshine State.
-73% of voters in the state support increasing the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, with only 13% thinking it should be kept where it is and another 13% who think it should be eliminated altogether. 95% of Democrats, 69% of independents, and 52% of Republicans support an increase to a minimum of $10. This is an issue where the Republican base is a lot further along than the Republican Presidential candidates.
-We continue to find that background checks on all gun purchases are universally popular across party lines everywhere we poll. In Florida there's 88% support to only 7% opposition, and backing for them comes from 92% of Democrats, 88% of Republicans, and 82% of independents.
-Marco Rubio may not want to do anything about global warming, but 63% of his constituents support the EPA Clean Power Plan to only 29% who are opposed to it. 84% of Democrats, 63% of independents, and 39% of Republicans express support for it.
-The reaction to gay marriage being legal in Florida is mostly 'no big deal.' 76% of voters in the state either say that it's had no impact on their lives or a positive one, with just 24% claiming it's been a negative. Even among Republican voters 71% say it hasn't been a big deal.
-Florida voters are pretty emphatic- they don't want to foot the bill to defend Rick Scott against allegations that he violated the state's Sunshine laws. 70% say taxpayers shouldn't cover Scott's legal bills to only 20% who support that use of their money. That's something where there's agreement across party lines- 79% of Democrats, 67% of independents, and 62% of Republicans.
-Floridians' favorite major league baseball teams are...mostly in other states. Only 25% pick the Rays or Marlins as their team of choice with 47% picking teams from elsewhere. The Braves and Rays tie for top team in the state at 14%, with the Yankees and Marlins also in double digits at 11%. The Red Sox get 9%, the Cubs and Mets 5%, and the Phillies 3%.
-Things go a little better for the in state teams when it comes to NFL loyalties- the Dolphins lead at 19%, followed by the Bucs at 15%, and the Jaguars at 9%. The Giants at 8%, Cowboys at 7%, and Packers and Patriots at 6% all get decent levels of support as well.
-Finally we've all been dying to know whether the public thinks Donald Trump's hair is real. At least in the critical swing state of Florida just 23% of voters think Trump wears a toupee to 51% who think he does not, and 26% who aren't sure. As you might expect opinions about the legitimacy of Trump's hair vary greatly across party lines.
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