Polls

Which of these players will have the most influence over the June special session to complete a 2015-2016 Florida budget?

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and House Appropriations Chair Richard Corcoran
46%
Senate President Andy Gardiner and Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee
15%
Gov. Rick Scott
17%
The Obama administration
5%
Pro Medicaid-expansion business interests and health-care lobbyists
18%

Who do you blame most for the on-going budget stalemate in the Florida Legislature?

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and House Appropriations Chair Richard Corcoran
36%
Senate President Andy Gardiner and Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee
15%
Gov. Rick Scott
17%
President Obama
14%
Pro Medicaid-expansion business interests and health-care lobbyists
18%

With Jeff Atwater out of the running for U.S. Senate, who is your first choice among Republicans?

Attorney General Pam Bondi
20%
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan
4%
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis
13%
Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera
5%
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney
18%
Former Florida Speaker Will Weatherford
7%
Somebody not mentioned above
32%

How should Florida legislators spend the voter-approved land and water Amendment 1 money?

Managing and improving the land already in state hands
36%
Focus on water projects that can clean water
23%
Buy the U.S. Sugar Corp. land in the Everglades and as much other land as possible
33%
Restore beaches and nature trails
4%
Use the money for other matters
3%

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%