Polls

What should the future of testing be in Florida?

The state should move forward with the Florida Standards Assessment
28%
The state should temporarily postpone the Florida Standards Assessment
15%
The state should abandon the test altogether
57%

Should the Florida Press Corps continue to put on its annual press skits?

Yes, it's a light-hearted affair that brings politicians down a needed peg or two
41%
Yes, the event raises money for scholarships to aid college journalism students
27%
No, it's a thinly veiled ego trip for a press corps looking to impress each other
22%
No, it further reduces the line between the media and the people they cover
10%

What do you think will be the hottest issue in the 2015 Florida legislative session?

Gun Issues
10%
School Testing
14%
Land and Water
18%
Gambling
6%
Medical Marijuana
22%
Child Welfare
1%
The Budget
10%
Tax Cuts
4%
Health Care
15%

What do you think of the Legislative Budget Commission placing the stadium funding decision in the regular session?

It's the right call, all lawmakers should get to decide
74%
They fumbled, should have voted yes or no to fund
26%

Should Confederate soldiers qualify for the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame?

Yes, they honorably served Florida
78%
Yes, but only if they served later or earlier in one of the U.S. Armed Forces
4%
No, even if pardoned, they still took up arms against the U.S.
18%

Kevin McCarty has been the state insurance commissioner since 2003. Does Florida need a new insurance commissioner?

Only if a majority of the Cabinet agrees with the governor
71%
Yes. The governor should be able to make such a change on his own
5%
No. Insurance commissioner should be a Cabinet post, voted on at the polls
17%
Florida has an insurance commissioner?
7%

Are you concerned the state budget could reach $77 billion, up from $69 billion in Gov. Rick Scott's first year in office?

No, Scott's fiscal plan is more focused on job and economic creation
56%
Yes, Scott is playing for liberal love with all his money for education and the environment
15%
No, it needs to be even bigger to meet the needs of all Floridians
11%
Yes, there should be as little government as possible, with revenue drawn only through import tariffs
17%

What should the top priority be for protecting Florida’s water resources?

Funding Everglades restoration
16%
Restoring the state’s natural springs
42%
Cleaning the Kissimmee basin and Lake Okeechobee
34%
Exercising the U.S. Sugar Corp. option
7%