New Poll: Gains for Amendment 2 on Medical Marijuana, Rick Scott

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 30, 2014 11:15 AM
Medical Marijuana
Conservative magazine Human Events teamed up with Gravis Marketing at the end of last week to unveil a poll which shows Gov. Rick Scott and Amendment 2, a proposal to allow more medical marijuana use in the Sunshine State, building momentum. 

The poll of registered voters shows Scott with a small lead over former his leading Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist. Despite holding large leads over Scott throughout 2013 -- including a Human Events/Gravis poll from November which showed him ahead by 10 percent -- Crist has been caught in recent polls.

The new poll follows the recent trend of Crist's declining numbers, showing Scott edging his Democratic rival. Scott is ahead in the new poll with 41 percent followed by Crist with 39 percent. In a Gravis poll from March, Crist led Scott by 4 percent.

Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 6 percent, while 15 percent are undecided. 

The new poll also shows support for Amendment 2 continues to build but, for the moment, is short of passing. For Amendment 2 to be added to the state Constitution, 60 percent of voters need to approve it at the November ballot.

The poll shows 50 percent of those surveyed back Amendment 2, while 37 percent oppose it and 13 percent remain undecided.

But the wind appears to be at Amendment 2‘s back as support for it continues to build. An April poll from Human Events and Gravis found more opposition to Amendment 2 when 46 percent of those surveyed were against, it while 45 percent supported it.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican, ends June with the lead over her two Democratic rivals, according to the survey.

Bondi is ahead of House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, garnering 43 percent while Thurston follows with 38 percent.

Tallahassee attorney and Libertarian candidate Bill Wohlsifer picked up 5 percent. Sixteen percent of voters are on the fence.

Bondi does better when matched up against former DCF Secretary George Sheldon, beating him 43 percent to 35 percent.

The poll of 1,232 Florida voters was taken from June 21-23 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

Reach Kevin Derby at kderby@sunshinestatenews.com.

Comments (10)

kathryn v.
3:42PM JUL 8TH 2014
Libertarians are so stupid.
C Breeze
1:31PM JUL 1ST 2014
Well, I CAN vote for Rick Scott WITHOUT voting for Amendment 2....THAT's how 'voting' works Folks; You don't have to "cave in" to the "immoral minority" !
2:29PM JUL 1ST 2014
Excuse me. Republicans are not a majority in Florida. In fact, your headstrong, small-minded attitude puts you in the minority here in Florida. As to immoral, you have shown no Chrisitan Values or Beliefs and in fact your statements are often rude and offensive to the extreme, making your true morals questionable. You are a hypocrit. Against obamacare as goverment intrusion, yet for goverment intruding into the lives of others. Hypocrit.
dave fe
8:53AM JUL 1ST 2014
Polls mean little at this point. Scott won last time because of apathy with Democrats and Scotts money. If they can not be bothered to vote then get ready for more years of conservatism shoved down your throat. Only it will be worse because the right wing will feel emboldened.
10:02PM JUN 30TH 2014
Vote out all repugs and thieves
2:58PM JUN 30TH 2014
Vote out Bondi or the state of Florida will be in trouble.
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1:31PM JUN 30TH 2014
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1:13PM JUN 30TH 2014
VOTE YES on #2!
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Tea Pot Party
12:38PM JUN 30TH 2014
STOP GOP terrorism against Medical Marijuana patients.
Republicans are alcoholic Hypocrites, Thugs and Bigots.
Rebecca Sharp
7:14AM JUL 1ST 2014
Most of them are, D's & R's, Boehner is a big ALCOHOLIC! Folks were thought to believe he was a big cry baby, HA! He "fakes" crying in an attempt to cover up his drunkenness! Excuses the slurring of his words...I am sick of the Duopoly! Vote Libertarian for freedom, liberty and respect for the Constitution!

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