Volusia County, FL-A new Quinnipiac University poll that takes the pulse of voters in key swing states, including Florida, finds 80% of voters here say they will support a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November allowing medical marijuana. Only 16% oppose the measure. The Q-poll finds support over 70% across party lines, gender, education, age and ethnic group.
When it comes to possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, Florida voters support that 56% to 41%. Quinnipiac says the only groups to oppose that in the poll are Republicans and voters over 65 years old.
The news is not as positive for Governor Rick Scott. The poll finds voters disapprove of the job he is doing 49 to 40%.
Florida voters approved 51 to 33% of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme court and say 54 to 40% the Senate should consider the nomination.
Supporting Senate action are Democrats 82 – 12 percent and independent voters 58 – 36 percent. Republicans are opposed 69 – 27 percent.
President Obama gets a split score on job approval-48% approve and 50% disapprove.
Lame-duck Sen. Marco Rubio has a negative 42 – 49% approval rating, while Sen. Bill Nelson gets a positive 47 – 26% score.
The complete poll is here.
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